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The ancient roots of the Gamson family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Gamson comes from when the family lived on the bank of a river or stream named the of Cam. The surname Gamson is topographic in nature, the type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a river or stream. The surname also refers to the camb, which is the crest of a hill or a dike.

Gamson Early Origins



The surname Gamson was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Gamson Spelling Variations


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Gamson Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gamson has appeared include Cam, Camm, Camme, Caham, Cahm, Cahme and others.

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Gamson Early History


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Gamson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamson research. Another 570 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1162, 1184, 1205, 1214, 1221, 1275, 1320, 1326, 1500, 1633, 1716, and 1733 are included under the topic Early Gamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gamson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gamson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamson 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gamson arrived in North America very early:

Gamson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gamson, aged 14, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Sara Gamson, aged 12, who landed in America, in 1895

Gamson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chaim Gamson, aged 5, who settled in America, in 1902
  • Joseph Gamson, aged 22, who landed in America from Coatbridge, in 1904
  • Isabel Gamson, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Nenche Gamson, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Radzilowska, Russia, in 1906
  • Emil Gamson, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912

Gamson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gamson, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gamson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gamson (post 1700)



  • Stephen Gamson (b. 1965), American artist and art collector
  • William Anthony Gamson (b. 1934), American professor of Sociology at Boston College
  • Annabelle Gamson (b. 1928), American dancer and choreographer
  • Arnold U. Gamson (b. 1928), American conductor, Music Director and principal conductor of the American Opera Society (1950 to 1960)
  • David Gamson, American keyboardist/musician

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Gamson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Gamson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gamson 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.

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