Origins Available: French, Scottish
Early Origins of the Gal family
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.
Early History of the Gal family
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Gal Spelling Variations
spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Gal has appeared as MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.
Early Notables of the Gal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gal family to Ireland
Some of the Gal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gal family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Gal were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
Gal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gal (post 1700)
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