Gilson Family History
Gilson Name Meaning
English: ‘son of Gill’ from a Middle English pet form of either the female name Gillian (Latin Juliana) or of the male names Gilliam a variant of William and Giles. + -son<i/>. See Gill . English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Giles’ from the personal name Giles + -son. Irish (Down): adopted for Mac Giolla Seanáin see Gilsenan . Walloon and northern French: from a shortened form of Gilesson a pet form of the personal name Giles (see Gilles ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press