Norman Conquest of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Gallith derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.
Early Origins of the Gallith family
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.
Early History of the Gallith family
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Gallith Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of forenames and surnames were common. Originally all records were in Latin and translating a record, whether it was a surname or village name was dependent on a verbal translation into the language of the times. Languages evolved too and that complicated entries. Spellings often changed in a person’s lifetime in various rolls (censuses) of the time. Many variations of the name Gallith have been found, including Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.
Early Notables of the Gallith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gallith family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gallith were among those contributors: John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630; William Gaylord settled there the same year.
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