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The name Gallier is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Gallier was a Norman name used for a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Gallier derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Gallier Early Origins



The surname Gallier 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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Gallier Spelling Variations


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Gallier Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Gallier Early History


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Gallier Early History



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

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Gallier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gallier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Gallier name or one of its variants:

Gallier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martin Gallier, who arrived in Maryland in 1670

Gallier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matheu Gallier, who landed in Virginia in 1730
  • John, Gallier Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1730

Gallier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Gallier, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James Gallier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallier (post 1700)



  • James Gallier Jr. (1829-1870), American architect in New Orleans, son of James Gallier Sr
  • James Gallier Sr. (1798-1866), born James Gallagher, Irish-born, American architect in New Orleans who designed three National Historic Landmarks including Gallier Hall
  • William "Billy" Gallier (1932-2011), English footballer and manager, active 1955 to 1965

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. 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).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. 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.
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    The Gallier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallier 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 22 December 2015 at 19:08.

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