George William Gill

7 October 1838–
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George William

When George William Gill was christened on 7 October 1838, in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Gill, was 31 and his mother, Isabella Green, was 38. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Todd.

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Family Time Line

George William Gill
1838–
Mary Todd
1840–
John Todd Gill
1861–
Ellen Gill
1865–
Thomas Gill
1875–
Edward Gill
1875–

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

    Male1861–Male

    Ellen Gill

    Female1865–Female

    Male1875–Male

    Edward Gill

    Male1875–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Gill

    Male1807–1870Male

    Isabella Green

    Female1800–Female

siblings

(8)

    Elizabath Gill

    Female1823–Female

    Jane Gill

    Female1825–Female

    Sarah Gill

    Female1828–1877Female

    Edward Gill

    Male1828–Male

    Isabella Gill

    Female1833–1886Female

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World Events (8)

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • George William Gill, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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