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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gallant


French


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Gallant family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Gallant surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person.

Gallant Early Origins



The surname Gallant was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.

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Gallant Spelling Variations


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Gallant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.

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Gallant Early History


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Gallant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallant research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1811, 1646 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Gallant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gallant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallant 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gallant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Gallant, who settled in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Abraham Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Abraham Gallant, who landed in New England in 1634 [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 Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634 [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)
  • Glode Gallant, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gallant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Gallant, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Gallant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Gallant, who landed in America in 1802 [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)

Gallant Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Gallant, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallant (post 1700)



  • Matt Gallant (b. 1964), American Emmy Award-winning television host
  • Brian Gallant (b. 1982), Canadian politician, leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Association
  • Shawn Gallant (b. 1976), Canadian CFL football defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Paul-Émile Gallant (1944-2011), Canadian entrepreneur who invented the Puzz-3D three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles
  • Patsy Gallant (b. 1948), Canadian pop singer and musical theater actress from Campbellton, New Brunswick
  • Lennie Gallant CM, Canadian Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter from North Rustico, Prince Edward Island
  • Mavis Leslie Gallant CC (1922-2014), née Young, Canadian writer awarded the the Matt Cohen Prize in 2000, the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2002 and the O. Henry Prize Story of 2003
  • Cheryl Gallant MP (b. 1960), Conservative Canadian politician
  • Shannon Gallant (b. 1986), Australian rugby league player
  • Brett Philip Gallant (b. 1990), Canadian bronze medalist curler from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gallant Historic Events


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Gallant Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Bertha  Gallant (1897-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Rhoda  Gallant (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Gallant (b. 1917), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  • Mr. Joseph Gallant (b. 1919), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


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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. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Gallant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallant 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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