Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Camel, a variation of the Old Norse name Gamall. The surname Gammile is also of nickname origin and refers to a person who had physical characteristics similar to a camel. These characteristics could include awkwardness and ill-temper. The origin is also toponymic, which means that the bearers came from Queen Camel or West Camel, which were parishes in Somerset.
Early Origins of the Gammile family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Gammile family
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Gammile Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gammile have been found, including Camell, Cammel, Camel, Camule, Camyll, Gamyll, Cammell and many more.
Early Notables of the Gammile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gammile family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Gammile, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edmund Camell who arrived in Virginia in 1637; James Camell in New England in 1652; and John Cammel who arrived in South Carolina in 1716.
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