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Gillespie Family History

Gillespie Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Gillespie Families

  • Number of Gillespie families
     316 - 630
     106 - 315
     1 - 105
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gillespie families
     176 - 349
     59 - 175
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gillespie families
     684 - 1,366
     229 - 683
     1 - 228
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gillespie Family Origin

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Gillespie Immigration Information

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Gillespie Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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