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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.

Games Early Origins



The surname Games was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Games Spelling Variations


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Games Spelling Variations



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.

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Games Early History


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Games Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Games Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Games Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Games 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 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

  • Richard Games, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Thomas Games, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • John Games, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • Mary Games, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Games Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Games, who landed in America in 1810
  • Pedro De Games, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Julina Games, aged 19, landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Doseatio Games, who landed in America in 1878
  • Catalina Games, who landed in Spanish Main in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Games (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Games (post 1700)



  • Patricia K. Games, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Fred Games, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 4th District, 1984

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 12:34.

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