Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was referred to as gamall, which was the Old Norman word for old.
Early Origins of the Gamelent family
Somerset, where an Odo filius Gamelin was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. They have also been found in Huntingdonshire and Oxfordshire since early times.
Early History of the Gamelent family
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Gamelent Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gamelent have been found, including Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamelent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gamelent family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Gamelent, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Elizabeth, Mary and Robert Gamlin, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1632; Josias Gambling to Virginia in 1636; and William Gambling to Philadelphia in 1846..
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