name Gallin come from its first bearer, who was a person who was known for their cheerful personality and their jovial disposition. The surname Gallin was originally derived form the Old English word
which described a person as being pleasant and merry.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallin research.Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1546, 1628, 1678, 1635, 1702, 1671, 1701, 1680, 1721, 1647, 1721, 1670 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Gallin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gallin has been spelled many different ways, including Gale, Gail, Gaile, Gales and others.
Notables of the family at this time include George Gale, Mayor of York; Theophilus Gale (1628-1678), an English educationalist, nonconformist and theologian of dissent from Kingsteignton, Devon; Thomas Gale (1635?-1702), an English classical scholar, antiquarian and cleric from Scruton, Yorkshire; Mildred Gale (1671-1701), born... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.