Gillan (EN) / An Gilen (KW)

Type: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

-en

Meaning: 
diminutive suffix

an

Meaning: 
the

kil

Meaning: 
nook, back, ridge

kilen

Meaning: 
nook
Elements notes: 
<an> ‘the’ + <kilen> ‘little nook’ {<kil> ‘nook’ + <-en> diminutive suffix}
Historic forms: 
Gillyn 1327 (Gover, 1948) Gellyn 1376 (Gover, 1948) Kellian 1507(Gover, 1948) Gilling creke c1540 (Gover, 1948) Gelling creeke c1540 (Gover, 1948) Gillan Creek 1804 (CRO, P135/28/2, 1804) Gilly wartha 1841 (tenement) (CRO, TA/5, 1841) Gilly wollas 1841 (tenement) (CRO, TA/5, 1841) Gillen 1884 (farm) (Symons, 1884) Gillenwartha 1884 (farm) (Symons, 1884)