Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Gayler was a name used for a person who was known for their cheerful personality and their jovial disposition. The surname Gayler was originally derived form the Old English word gal, which described a person as being pleasant and merry.
Early Origins of the Gayler family
Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gayler family
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Gayler Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Gayler include Gale, Gail, Gaile, Gales and others.
Early Notables of the Gayler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gayler family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Gayler were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Gayler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gayler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gayler (post 1700)
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