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The origins of the Gamlyn surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who was referred to as gamall, which was the Old Norman word for old.

Gamlyn Early Origins



The surname Gamlyn 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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Gamlyn Early History


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Gamlyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamlyn 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 Gamlyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gamlyn Spelling Variations


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Gamlyn 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. Gamlyn has been recorded under many different variations, including Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.

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Gamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gamlyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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