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Early Origins of the Gael family

The surname Gael was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Gael family

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Gael Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaal, Gaalon, Gal, Galag, Galama, Gabo, Galen, Gael, Gaël, Gall and many more.

Early Notables of the Gael family

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Migration of the Gael family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gael (post 1700) +

  • Gael Greene (1933-2022), American restaurant critic for the New York magazine, author, and novelist from Detroit, Michigan
  • Gael Baudino (b. 1955), American fantasy author who also writes under the pseudonyms of Gael Kathryns, Gael A. Kathryns, K.M. Tonso, and G.A. Kathryns
  • Gael Tarleton (b. 1959), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (2013-)
  • Gael García Bernal (b. 1978), Mexican film actor on Facebook