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The Norman name Gaylith was originally used for a person who was a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Gaylith derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Gaylith Early Origins



The surname Gaylith was first found in county Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gaylith Early History


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Gaylith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaylith research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 135 and 1351 are included under the topic Early Gaylith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaylith Spelling Variations


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Gaylith Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Gaylith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaylith Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaylith Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Gaylith name or one of its variants: John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630; William Gaylord settled there the same year.

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