The name Gammyll was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the given name Camel,
a variation of the Old Norse name Gamall.
The surname Gammyll 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 Gammyll family
The surname Gammyll was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gammyll family
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Gammyll Spelling Variations
Gammyll 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 Gammyll have been found, including Camell, Cammel, Camel, Camule, Camyll, Gamyll, Cammell and many more.
Early Notables of the Gammyll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gammyll 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 Gammylls to arrive on North American shores: 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.