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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Galliott was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Galliott derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Galliott Early Origins



The surname Galliott 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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Galliott Spelling Variations


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Galliott Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Galliott Early History


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Galliott Early History



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

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Galliott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galliott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Galliott or a variant listed above:

Galliott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Galliott, who landed in Virginia in 1639

Galliott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexis Galliott, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1835

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Galliott Historic Events


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Galliott Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Howard W Galliott (b. 1919), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. 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.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Galliott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galliott 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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