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Gamack is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Gamack family lived in Gamaches, in Normandy. The family name Gamack was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name. The surname Gamack was established by Norman landholders in the county of Herefordshire.

Gamack Early Origins



The surname Gamack was first found in Herefordshire 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. This distinguished name appears on the Roll of Battell Abbey honoring those Norman nobles who were present at Hastings.

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Gamack Spelling Variations


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Gamack Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gamack family name include Gamadge, Gamage, Gammage, Gamages, Gamaches and others.

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Gamack Early History


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Gamack Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamack research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1285, 1306, 1411, 1563, 1621, 1735, 1803, 1756, 1803, 1758, 1844, 1799, 1842, 1790, 1850, 1842, 1859, 1828, 1913, 1853 and 1939 are included under the topic Early Gamack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gamack Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gamack Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Barbara Gamage (1563-1621), a Welsh heiress, who inherited the Coity estate on the death of her father John Gamage, and later married Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; as well as Anthony Gamage, who was an Alderman of London. The Camidge...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamack 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 political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Gamack family to immigrate North America: Stephen and Thomas Gamadge who settled in Barbados in 1685.

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