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Early Origins of the Gatchell family


The surname Gatchell was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat in that shire.

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Early History of the Gatchell family

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Early History of the Gatchell family


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Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1457, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gatchell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatchell Spelling Variations

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Gatchell Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gatchell family name include Gatcliff, Gatcliffe, Getcliffe, Getliff, Catliffe, Catcliffe, Catliff, Cetliff, Gatclif, Getclif and many more.

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Early Notables of the Gatchell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gatchell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gatchell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gatchell family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Gatchell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Gatchell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gatchell, who landed in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1648 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatchell (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatchell (post 1700)


  • Lloyd B. "Bart" Gatchell (1901-1969), American philatelist, inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Philatelic Society
  • John E. Gatchell (1945-2004), American jazz trumpeter in New York City

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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