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The name Gammell was derived from the Middle English word "Gamel" which meant the "old one." Gamel was a fairly popular personal name in Scotland particularly in Ayrshire. "Gemell" is also derived from the Italian word for "twins" and it if from this source that heralds derived the ordinary "bars-gemel" which de Picts "twin" bars or a pair of two barrulets, placed close together, referred to as one bar-gemel. Bars gemel were awarded for acts of particular bravery in times of war.

Gammell Early Origins



The surname Gammell was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where one of the first records of the name was Gamel or Gamellus who witnessed charters by Richard, bishop of St. Andrews c. 1173. The same person witnessed a charter by Roger, bishop elect of St. Andrews relating to the church of Haddington c. 1189-1198.

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Gammell Spelling Variations


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Gammell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gemmell, Gemel, Gemell, Gemmel, Gemmill and others.

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Gammell Early History


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Gammell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gammell research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1600 and 1173 are included under the topic Early Gammell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gammell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gammell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gammell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gammell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Gammell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Gammell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Gammell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1861

Gammell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gammell, who arrived in Canada in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gammell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gammell (post 1700)



  • William Gammell Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912
  • A. B. Gammell, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Wayne County, 1879-80
  • Stephen Gammell (b. 1943), American illustrator of children's books
  • John Gammell, British educator
  • James Gammell, Director of the Bank of Scotland

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Gammell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gammell 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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