Gilstrap Family History
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Gilstrap Name Meaning
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place with a name such as Gil(l)sthorp(e), the first element being on Old English or Old Norse personal name, the second being Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’, or possibly an Anglicized form of a Danish habitational name from Gelstrup or Gølstrup in Jutland. The surname id found in SC, GA, and TX.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press