Gambe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gambe family
The surname Gambe was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Gambe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gambe research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1833, 1723, 1789, 1743, 1756, 1833, 1723, 1789, 1794, 1879, 1752 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Gambe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gambe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gambe, le Gambe, Gambert, Gambier, Gambet, le Gambet, Gambart, Gampert, Gambette, Gambu, Gamba and many more.
Early Notables of the Gambe family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was James Gambier (1723-1789), English vice-admiral, the grandson of a Norman Huguenot who left France on the revocation of the edict of Nantes, brother of John Gambier, lieutenant-governor of the Bahamas, and uncle of James, lord Gambier [q. v.] He was made a lieutenant by Admiral...
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Migration of the Gambe family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.