Early Origins of the Gawler family
Dorset 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 Pipe Rolls of 1206 where Ralph Gaulere held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Gawler family
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Gawler Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Gawler are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Gawler include: Goawler, Gowler, Goveler, Gaveler and others.
Early Notables of the Gawler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gawler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gawler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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