Gammie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The clans of the ancient Scottish Pictish tribe were the ancestors of the first person to use the name Gammie. It was name for a swift walker or a person noted for the length of his stride. The surname Gammie is derived from the Gaelic word gamag, which means stride.
Early Origins of the Gammie family
The surname Gammie was first found in Turriff, where the family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Gammie family
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Gammie Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Gammie has been spelled Gammie, Gamie, Gammye, Gamye, Gamey, Gammey and others.
Early Notables of the Gammie family (pre 1700)
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Gammie migration to the United States +
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Gammie:
Gammie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Gammie, who settled in New York in 1824
Gammie migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Gammie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Dr. Gammie, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Diana" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th July 1840 
- Miss Helen Gammie, (b. 1836), aged 27, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 
- Mr. James Gammie, (b. 1836), aged 27, British smith travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 13th October 1863 
Contemporary Notables of the name Gammie (post 1700) +
- Alison E. Gammie, American Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at Princeton University
- Dr. James S. Gammie, American Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center
- John Glenn Gammie, American educator and clergyman in Atlanta
- Anthony Petrie Gammie, American pulp and paper manufacturing company executive
- John Gammie, American politician, First Selectman of New Fairfield, Connecticut, 1922 
- Malcolm Gammie CBE, QC, English barrister
- Gordon Edward Gammie, British politician, Secretary in the Cabinet Office in Surrey, son of Dr. Alexander Edward Gammie
- Sir William Gammie Ogg (1891-1979), British horticultural scientist and Director of Rothamsted Experimental Station References
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The Gammie Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Luctor ut ermergam
Motto Translation: I struggle but I shall recover.