2,333 Gildea members around the world
Stay informed about Gildea Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Gildea Family HistoryRecorded as Kildea and Gildea, this interesting surname is Irish. It originates from the Gaelic Mac giolla Dhe, meaning the servant of god from the elments Mac meaning son of, Giolla, a servant, and Dhe, God. The surname in some places it has been corrupted to Gay, whilst in others by a curious semi-translation it has been changed to Benison. It is primarily a Donegal sept, but like so many of the followers of the O'Donnells some of its families migrated to Mayo, where, with Donegal, it is chiefly found today. In 1624, Daniel Guilday was vicar-general of the diocese of Killaloe, Co...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Gildea (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Gildea tribe
- Find your Gildea ancestor
- Tell us about your Gildea Family
- Tell us about your Gildea ancestors
- Ask a question about the Gildea history
- Leave a message for Gildea family members
Invite more Gildea family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Gildea tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest