name Gamyl comes from the given name Camel,
a variation of the Old Norse name Gamall.
The surname Gamyl 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 Gamyl family
The surname Gamyl was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gamyl family
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Gamyl 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 Gamyl has appeared include Camell, Cammel, Camel, Camule, Camyll, Gamyll, Cammell and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamyl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gamyl family to the New World and Oceana
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 Gamyl arrived in North America very early: 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.