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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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 gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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