Last name origin & meaning:
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified
place with a name such as Gil(l)sthorp(e), the first element
being on Old English or Old Norse personal name, the second being Old
Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’, or possibly an Anglicized
form of a Danish habitational name from Gelstrup or Gølstrup in
Jutland. The surname id found in SC, GA, and TX.
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