The name Gammal is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the given name Camel,
a variation of the Old Norse name Gamall.
The surname Gammal is also of nickname
origin and refers to a person who had physical characteristics similar to a camel.
These characteristics could include awkwardness and ill-temper. The origin is also toponymic, which means that the bearers came from Queen Camel
or West Camel,
which were parishes in Somerset
Early Origins of the Gammal family
The surname Gammal was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gammal family
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Gammal Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gammal has been spelled many different ways, including Camell, Cammel, Camel, Camule, Camyll, Gamyll, Cammell and many more.
Early Notables of the Gammal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gammal family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gammals to arrive in North America: Edmund Camell who arrived in Virginia in 1637; James Camell in New England
in 1652; and John Cammel who arrived in South Carolina in 1716.