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The Anglo-Saxon name Games comes from when the family resided on the bank of a river or stream named the of Cam. The surname Games is topographic in nature, the type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a river or stream. The surname also refers to the camb, which is the crest of a hill or a dike.
The surname Games was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Games has been recorded under many different variations, including Cam, Camm, Camme, Caham, Cahm, Cahme and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Games research. Another 570 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1162, 1184, 1205, 1214, 1221, 1275, 1320, 1326, 1500, 1633, 1716, and 1733 are included under the topic Early Games History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Games Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Games or a variant listed above:
Games Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Games Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Games Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Games 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.
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