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The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Gallman comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

Gallman Early Origins



The surname Gallman was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Gallman Spelling Variations


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Gallman Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Gallman has been spelled MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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Gallman Early History


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Gallman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallman research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1602 is included under the topic Early Gallman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gallman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallman In Ireland


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Gallman In Ireland



Some of the Gallman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gallman family emigrate to North America:

Gallman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emma Gallman, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Gottfried Gallman, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Terry Gallman, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Queenstown, in 1892

Gallman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Gallman, aged 56, who landed in America from Southsea, England, in 1909

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