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Early Origins of the Gammel family

The surname Gammel was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gammel family

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Gammel 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 Gammel include Gamul, Gamull, Gamall, Gamle, Gamol, Gamoll, Gammoll, Gammul, Gammull, Gamule, Gammule, Gamuel, Gammuel, Gammual, Gammual, Gammuell, Gamvill and many more.

Early Notables of the Gammel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gammel 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:

Gammel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Gammel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1820
  • Johann Jacob Gammel, who was listed in the Wuerttemburg Emigration Index, as leaving for North America in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Gammel (post 1700)

  • Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen Gammel (1854-1931), Danish-born, American author, bookseller, editor and publisher of a series of books reporting Texas legislation

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