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Gallen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, German, Scottish


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Gallen 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 Gallen 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.

Early Origins of the Gallen family


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

Early History of the Gallen family


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

Gallen 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.

Early Notables of the Gallen family (pre 1700)


Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gallen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gallen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alice Gallen, who settled in Maryland in 1664
  • Joseph Gallen, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 [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)
  • Alexander Gallen, who settled in Maryland in 1667

Gallen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gallen, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Biddy Gallen, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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)
  • Catherine Gallen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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)
  • Hugh Gallen, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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 Gallen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [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.)

Gallen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gallen, aged 24, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Nancy Gallen, aged 27, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Gallen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Gallen, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Ellen Gallen, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883
  • Una Gallen, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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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)

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