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The history of the name Cammell begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the given name Camel, a variation of the Old Norse name Gamall. The surname Cammell is also of nickname origin and refers to a person who had physical characteristics similar to a camel. These characteristics could include awkwardness and ill-temper. The origin is also toponymic, which means that the bearers came from Queen Camel or West Camel, which were parishes in Somerset.

Cammell Early Origins



The surname Cammell was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cammell Spelling Variations


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Cammell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cammell has been recorded under many different variations, including Camell, Cammel, Camel, Camule, Camyll, Gamyll, Cammell and many more.

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Cammell Early History


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Cammell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cammell research. Another 559 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1220, 1332, 1379, 1500, 1642 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Cammell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cammell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cammell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cammell Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cammell or a variant listed above:

Cammell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Cammell, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • John Cammell, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Alice Cammell, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Patrick Cammell, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Rebecca Cammell, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Cammell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alex Cammell, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Daniel Cammell, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • James Cammell, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Cammell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Cammell, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

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  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Cammell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cammell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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