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The ancient history of the name Galord began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name given to a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Galord derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Early Origins of the Galord family


The surname Galord 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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Early History of the Galord family

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Early History of the Galord family


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

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Galord Spelling Variations

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Galord Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Galord are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Galord include Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Early Notables of the Galord family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Galord family (pre 1700)


Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Galord family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Galord family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Galord, or a variant listed above: John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630; William Gaylord settled there the same year.

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