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The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Galorthe family have grown. The name Galorthe was given to a member of the family who was a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Galorthe derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Galorthe Early Origins



The surname Galorthe 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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Galorthe Early History


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Galorthe Early History



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

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Galorthe Spelling Variations


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Galorthe Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Galorthe has been recorded under many different variations, including Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Galorthe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galorthe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Galorthes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630; William Gaylord settled there the same year.

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