The name Gamlent was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who was referred to as gamall,
which was the Old Norman word for old.
Early Origins of the Gamlent family
The surname Gamlent 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.
Early History of the Gamlent family
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Gamlent Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gamlent include Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamlent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gamlent family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Elizabeth, Mary and Robert Gamlin, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1632; Josias Gambling to Virginia in 1636; and William Gambling to Philadelphia in 1846..