Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!
  
  

Gammell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Gammell family


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.

Early History of the Gammell family


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.

Gammell Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Gammell family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Gammell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gammell family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gammell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Gammell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1861 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gammell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gammell, who arrived in Canada in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Gammell (post 1700)


  • Robert Hale Ives Gammell (1893-1981), American artist from Providence, Rhode Island, best known for his sequence of paintings based on Francis Thompson's poem "The Hound of Heaven"
  • Stephen Gammell (b. 1943), American Caldecott Medal winning illustrator of children's books
  • William Gammell Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. B. Gammell, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Wayne County, 1879-80 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir William Benjamin Bowring "Bill" Gammell FRSE (b. 1952), Scottish businessman and former rugby union player for the Scottish national team
  • Robin Gammell (b. 1936), Canadian Genie Award nominated film, television and stage actor
  • Ray Gammell, Irish businessman and the interim Group CEO of the Etihad Aviation Group since May 2017
  • Lieutenant General Sir James Andrew Harcourt Gammell KCB DSO MC (1892-1975), British Army officer who fought during both World War I and World War II

Gammell Family Crest Products



See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Sign Up

  


100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!