Origins Available: English
The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
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 gal,
which described a person as being pleasant and merry.
Early Origins of the Gallin family
The surname Gallin was first found in 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 Gallin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallin research.Another 171 words (12 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.
Gallin Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Gallin family (pre 1700)
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.
Migration of the Gallin family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gallins to arrive in North America: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Gallin (post 1700)
- Albert Samuel "Sandy" Gallin (1940-2017), American Emmy Award winning producer and talent manager