Gambia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gambia family

The surname Gambia 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 Gambia family

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

Gambia 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 Gambia 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 Gambia migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gambia Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gideon Gambia, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1681 [1]
Gambia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Gambia, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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