Gilmer Family History
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Gilmer Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gilmore. (In Ireland, it is most likely an Americanized form of the Sligo name Mac Giolla Mhir.) German: from the short form of a Germanic personal name composed with gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press