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Gavel Early Origins



The surname Gavel was first found in Surrey 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 estates in that shire.

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Gavel Early History


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Gavel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gavel research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1444, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Gavel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gavel Spelling Variations


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Gavel Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gavel has been recorded under many different variations, including Gavell, Gavelle, Gavel, Gavill, Gaville, Gavil, Gavall and many more.

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Gavel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gavel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gavel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Cpl. John Gavel Sr., U.E., "Wesley" born in Brookhaven, New York, USA from Brookhaven, New York, USA who settled in Tusket, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia c. 1783 he served under Col. Axtell in New York he first arrived in Shelburne, Nova Scotia with wife Sarah and 5 children, he died in 1810 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gavel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gavel (post 1700)



  • Anton Gavel (b. 1984), Slovak-born, German professional basketball player

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Gavel Historic Events


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Gavel Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. William Elisha  Gavel (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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