One thing I can say for sure .. Gillespie is NOT french at all..
it just is'nt ..
1: Because of the way it's pronounced .
If it was french it would be hell to pronounce it in french .. would sound like "Ji yes pih"
Cause G next to a vowel is pronounced like a J in french (except for a o and u)
and most of the time (except for a number of words) when two L's are stuck between
two vowels it's pronounced like a y ..
the only way the word gillespie could be pronounced the way it's prnounced ,in
french , would be if it was written like this : "Guilespie"
So the changes of Gillespie being a name derived from french are extremely slim..
it sounds a lot more gypsie
Found this .. according to this .. it would be an ancient IRISH name o.o
Edited by Krist. Don't double post.