Gavelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gavelle family

The surname Gavelle 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.

Early History of the Gavelle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gavelle research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1444, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Gavelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gavelle Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Gavelle include Gavell, Gavelle, Gavel, Gavill, Gaville, Gavil, Gavall and many more.

Early Notables of the Gavelle family (pre 1700)

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Gavelle Ranking

In France, the name Gavelle is the 6,251st most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]


Australia Gavelle migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gavelle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Gavelle, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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