Last name: GILLIS

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GILLIS : This last name is indexed 102,458 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GILLIS : 1: Scottish (western) and Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Gille Iosa Irish Giolla Íosa ‘servant of Jesus’ or a shortened form from Mac Gille Íosa or Mac Giolla Íosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies.2: Flemish Dutch and Walloon: from the personal name Gillis a Flemish equivalent and Walloon variant of French and Walloon Gilles.

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