The name ‘Gilmore’ originates from Scotland, and Ireland. It is an Anglicised form of Gaelic as ‘Mac Giolla Mhartain’, a patronymic from the personal names meaning ‘servant of (the Virgin) Mary’. In English it is derived from the habitational name from ‘Gillamoori in North Yorkshire, so called from the nearby town of ‘Gilling’, and the Old English word ‘mor’, meaning moor, marsh. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Gilmore’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 12th century were a ‘Gilamore fil Gilandi’, from the county of Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Robert Gilmore’, a candle maker by trade, from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He immigrated to North America before 1795, and settled in Norfolk, Virginia. Today, ‘Gilm…
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