Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was known for their cheerful personality and their jovial disposition. The surname Gallian was originally derived form the Old English word gal, which described a person as being pleasant and merry.
Early Origins of the Gallian family
Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gallian family
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Gallian Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Gallian have been found, including Gale, Gail, Gaile, Gales and others.
Early Notables of the Gallian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gallian family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gallians to arrive on North American shores: John Gale who settled in New England in 1656; another John settled in Virginia in 1623 with his wife Mary; Richard Gale settled in Barbados in 1635; John Gale settled in Barbados in 1685.
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