Gamlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The earliest origins of the family name Gamlin date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who was referred to as gamall, which was the Old Norman word for old.
Gameline (d. 1271), was Lord-Chancellor of Scotland and Bishop of St. Andrews, "one of the ‘Clerici Regis Alexandri II’ and archdeacon of St. Andrews. He was made Lord-Chancellor in 1250, and in 1254 was appointed one of the chaplains of Pope Innocent IV." 
Early Origins of the Gamlin family
The surname Gamlin 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 Gamlin family
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Gamlin 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 Gamlin include Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamlin family (pre 1700)
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Gamlin migration to the United States +
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:
Gamlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Elizabeth, Mary and Robert Gamlin, who, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1632
- Robert Gamlin, who arrived in America in 1632 
- Margaret Gamlin, who landed in Maryland in 1673 
Gamlin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michel Gamlin, who arrived in America in 1795 
- Pierre Gamlin, who landed in America in 1795 
Gamlin migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Gamlin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas John Gamlin, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" 
Related Stories +
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm