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The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Gall family. Their name comes from the Gaelic surname of Scottish origin, which means son of the battle chief.

Gall Early Origins



The surname Gall 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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Gall Spelling Variations


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Gall Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Gall has been recorded as MacAll, MacColl, MacCole, MacCall, MacAul, Mccall and others.

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Gall Early History


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Gall Early History



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

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Gall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gall In Ireland


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Gall In Ireland



Some of the Gall 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



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North Ameri ca. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gall, or a variant listed above:

Gall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Gall, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Rosina Gall, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749
  • Johan Freiderich Gall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • H Christoph Gall, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christopher Gall who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gall settled in New York State with his family in 1820
  • Ludwig Gall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1820
  • John Gall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Alois Dominie Gall, who immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1843
  • William Gall, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Peter Gall, who landed in America in 1900
  • Julianna Gall, aged 60, arrived in America in 1900
  • Louisa Gall, aged 19, landed in America in 1900
  • Christine Gall, aged 4, landed in America in 1900
  • Edward Gall, aged 2, landed in America in 1900
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  • James Gall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Georgiana Gall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849
  • Charles Gall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • David Gall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Gall, aged 25, a shepherd, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Euphemia Gall, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • James Gall, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Janet Gall, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • Grace Gall, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helenslee" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gall (post 1700)



  • Joseph Grafton Gall (b. 1928), American Professor of Biology, Connecticut
  • John Gall, American author and retired pediatrician
  • James Gall (1808-1895), Scottish clergyman
  • Yvonne Gall (1885-1972), operatic soprano
  • Sandy Gall (b. 1927), British journalist and newscaster
  • Kevin Gall (b. 1982), Welsh footballer
  • France Gall (b. 1947), French singer
  • Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828), German neuroanatomist, physiologist

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Suggested Readings for the name Gall


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Suggested Readings for the name Gall



  • Genealogy, Gall and Nothstine Families, 1730-1964 by Agnes Nothstine.

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Gall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gall 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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