Elizabeth Ann Gill

January 1851–
Heeley, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Gill was born in January 1851, in Heeley, Yorkshire, England, her father, Charles Gill, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Wilson, was 24.

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Charles Gill
Mary Ann Wilson
Mary Jane Gill
Robert Gill
Elizabeth Ann Gill
Henry Gill
Joseph Gill

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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.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Ann Gill in household of Charles Gill, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Ann Gill, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Elizabeth Ann Gill, "England & Wales, Birth Index, 1837-2005" on MyHeritage

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