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The history of the name Galler begins with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Galler derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Galler Early Origins



The surname Galler was first found in county Devon 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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Galler Spelling Variations


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Galler Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Galler family name include Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Galler Early History


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Galler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galler research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 135 and 1351 are included under the topic Early Galler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galler 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Galler family to immigrate North America:

Galler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Galler, who landed in Virginia in 1654

Galler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Conrad Galler, who landed in America in 1715
  • Sam] Galler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Samuel] Galler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Johan Peter Galler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Galler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galler 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 26 March 2015 at 15:52.

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