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Gallant Early Origins



The surname Gallant was first found in Surrey, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gallant Spelling Variations


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Gallant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Galland, Gallan and others.

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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 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1665 is 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)



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

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Gallant In Ireland


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Gallant In Ireland



Some of the Gallant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 94 words (7 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



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
  • James Gallant, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Glode Gallant, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • ... (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

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
  • Miss Rhoda  Gallant (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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
  • 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

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Gallant Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 27 June 2016 at 22:59.

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