Gibson, Gibbs, Gilbertson - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Gibson, Gibbs, Gilbertson—These three names are the anglicised forms of Mac Giolla-Bríghde, and the sept is a branch of the clan Buchanan. The name is also written McBride, M'Gilbride, and M'Ilvreed. The Gibsons and Gibbs were located in Glendaruel, in Cowal. The Buchanan sept is descended from the Buchanans of Arduill. Another form is M'Gilbert.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees