The name Gammelan is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was referred to as gamall,
which was the Old Norman word for old.
Early Origins of the Gammelan family
The surname Gammelan 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 Gammelan family
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Gammelan Spelling Variations
Gammelan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Gammelan have been found, including Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gammelan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gammelan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gammelans to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth, Mary and Robert Gamlin, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1632; Josias Gambling to Virginia in 1636; and William Gambling to Philadelphia in 1846..