Gilligan Coat of Arms / Gilligan Family Crest

Gilligan Coat of Arms

Gilligan Coat of Arms

Gilligan Family Motto: Semper Fidelis meaning ” Always Faithful”

Origin Displayed: Irish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilligan, Gilegan, Gillegan, Giligan and others.First found in county Derry where they held a family seat at a place called Magilligans Strand.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, James, John, Michael, Patrick and Thomas Gilligan, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
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Some noteworthy people of the name Gilligan

  • Andrew Gilligan (b. 1968), British journalist
  • John Joyce “Jack” Gilligan (b. 1921), 62nd governor of Ohio
  • Arthur Gilligan, President of Marylebone Cricket Club