Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage Scottish, Irish
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.Raindrop_Deamer on 12/24/2008
Last Editor EditorMike C on 6/20/2011
Gillespie can be of Scottish and Irish origin. The literal meaning is "servant of bishop", but it is a forename rather than a status name. The Irish Gillespies, originally MacGiollaEaspuig, are said to to be called after one Easpog Eoghan, or Bishop Owen, of Ardstraw, County Tyrone. He is also called Saint Eoghan, d. 618.