Gallyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gallyn family
The surname Gallyn was first found in Essex, where the first on record was as a forename, Galant fitz Richard who was listed in the Feet of Fines in 1210. A few years later, the Hundredorum Rolls listed Adam Galland in Essex in 1274 and Thomas Galaunt in Suffolk in 1275. Later, the Feet of Fines for Essex listed John Galant in 1326. 
Quite a few sources note that the name could have been a nickname for someone who was polite, brave person or for someone who was in fine attire.    
Further to the north in Scotland, William Gallant was retoured heir of William Gallant, by his father, in the lands of Newnoth, Aberdeenshire in 1655.  The name is equally Scottish/English and French.
Early History of the Gallyn family
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Gallyn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gallant, Galland, Gallan and others.
Early Notables of the Gallyn family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was William Galeon (d. 1507), learned Augustinian, born in Norfolk, and became a friar eremite in the Augustinian monastery of Lynn Regis. "He was chiefly renowned for his minute knowledge of theology, and took a D.D. degree probably before he left...
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Migration of the Gallyn family to Ireland
Some of the Gallyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gallyn family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham Gallant who settled in New England in 1654; Daniel Gallant settled in Virginia in 1663; James Gallant settled in New England in 1634; William Gallant settled in 1802..
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