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The history of the name Gamelynd goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was referred to as gamall, which was the Old Norman word for old.

Gamelynd Early Origins



The surname Gamelynd was first found in 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.

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Gamelynd Spelling Variations


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Gamelynd Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gamelynd family name include Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.

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Gamelynd Early History


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Gamelynd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamelynd research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1086, 1379, 1625, 1666, 1737, 1271, 1255 and 1271 are included under the topic Early Gamelynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gamelynd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gamelynd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamelynd 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Gamelynd or a variant listed above: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Gamelynd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gamelynd Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 April 2013 at 14:26.

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