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Scope

Gildea is an Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Dhe - son (mac) of the servant (giolla) of God (dhe).

The surname is concentrated in Donegal and Mayo, but is also commonly found down the west coast in Galway and Clare. There is a Ballykilladea in Galway and a Ballykildea in Clare.

There have been suggestions that the name ultimately has its origins in the English Benison/Benson family.

Aims

To collect together people with related surnames: Gildea, Kildea, Gilday, Kilday, Guilday, Kildee, etc.

This project won't include Benison or Benson surnames unless they are part of a transition to Gildea or one of its variants.

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Resources

  • Gildea at the Surname Database
  • Gildea at the House of Names

DNA

Notable Gildeas, etc.

See Gildea, Gilday and KIldee on Wikipedia:

  • Dale Kildee (b. 1929) U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Dan Kildee (b. 1958) U.S. Representative from Michigan and Dale Kildee's nephew
  • Paul J. Kilday (1900-1968), U.S. Representative from Texas