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Gaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


The distinguished German surname Gaw is derived from the Celtic word "Gallus," meaning "foreigner, stranger." During the Middle Ages, the name was popular throughout Europe in various forms due to the fame of St. Gall, a 7th century Irish monk. "Gaw" was initially bestowed as a personal name in Germany, and was likely transformed into a surname during the late 11th century.


Early Origins of the Gaw family


The surname Gaw was first found in various regions of Germany. The surname emerged independently in the regions of Bavaria, Pomerania, Silesia, and Oldenburg, creating several branches of the family as early as the 13th century. The young Gaw family was instrumental during this early period, each branch playing a major role in the development of medieval German society in its particular region.

Early History of the Gaw family


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Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1601, 1650, 1812, 1815, 1846, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Gaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gaw Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gall, Gallus, Gaul, Gaw, Galuska, Galusha, Galuscha, Galluska, Gallusha, Galle, Kala, Kalis and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaw family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gaw family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gaw, who landed in America in 1799 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gaw Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gaw, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James, Jason, John and William Gaw all, who settled in Philadelphia in 1828
  • Robert Gaw, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Agnes Gaw, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Gaw, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaw (post 1700)


  • Steve Gaw (b. 1957), American Democratic Party politician, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • George Joseph "Chippy" Gaw (1892-1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in 1920
  • Steve Gaw, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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