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The name Gammage arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Gammage family lived in Gamaches, in Normandy. The family name Gammage was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name. The surname Gammage was established by Norman landholders in the county of Herefordshire.

Gammage Early Origins



The surname Gammage was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. This distinguished name appears on the Roll of Battell Abbey honoring those Norman nobles who were present at Hastings.

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Gammage Spelling Variations


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Gammage Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Gamadge, Gamage, Gammage, Gamages, Gamaches and others.

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Gammage Early History


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Gammage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gammage research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1285, 1306, 1411, 1563, 1621, 1735, 1803, 1756, 1803, 1758, 1844, 1799, 1842, 1790, 1850, 1842, 1859, 1828, 1913, 1853 and 1939 are included under the topic Early Gammage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gammage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gammage Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Barbara Gamage (1563-1621), a Welsh heiress, who inherited the Coity estate on the death of her father John Gamage, and later married Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; as well as Anthony Gamage, who was an Alderman of London. The Camidge...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gammage 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gammage or a variant listed above: Stephen and Thomas Gamadge who settled in Barbados in 1685.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gammage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gammage (post 1700)



  • Robert Alton Gammage (b. 1938), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1977-79; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • George Milton Gammage, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Terrell County, 1935-38
  • Ernest Lee Gammage, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Sumter County, 1945-46
  • Eugene Seldon "Gene" Gammage (b. 1931), American jazz drummer
  • Henry Grady Gammage (1892-1959), American educator in Arizona, eponym of Gammage Auditorium at ASU
  • Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage (1938-2012), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1977-1979)
  • Robert George Gammage (1820-1888), English Chartism leader in the 1830s and 1840s
  • William Leonard "Bill" Gammage AM (b. 1942), Australian academic historian, fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • Dr. Grady Gammage, President of Arizona State University (ASU) from 1933 to 1959

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gammage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gammage 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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