Gambee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gambee family

The surname Gambee 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 Gambee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gambee 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 Gambee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gambee 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 Gambee 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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United States Gambee migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gambee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ella Gambee, aged 47, who arrived at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Gambee (post 1700) +

  • Dave Gambee (b. 1937), American former NBA bsketball player on Facebook