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The Gaylord family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a happy, joyous, and bold person. The name Gaylord derives from the nickname the galliard, which means the bold or the joyous.

Gaylord Early Origins



The surname Gaylord 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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Gaylord Spelling Variations


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Gaylord Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gaylord include Gaylord, Gaillard, Galliard, Gaylor, Gayleard and others.

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Gaylord Early History


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Gaylord Early History



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

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Gaylord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaylord Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Gaylords to arrive on North American shores:

Gaylord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gaylord who settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • William Gaylord settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • William Gaylord, who arrived in Dorchester Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Gaylord, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1632

Gaylord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Gaylord, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaylord (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaylord (post 1700)



  • Winfield Romeo Gaylord (1870-1943), American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1906; Member of Wisconsin State Senate 6th District, 1909-12
  • William M. Gaylord, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1876, 1888
  • Titus L. Gaylord, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cheshire, 1832, 1834-35
  • Nelson J. Gaylord, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 26th District, 1910
  • Nat Gaylord Jr., American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland, 1836
  • Melvin S. Gaylord, American Republican politician, Mayor of Geneva, New York, 1930-31
  • Kathleen Gaylord, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2000
  • James Madison Gaylord (1811-1874), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1851-53
  • James L. Gaylord, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County; Elected 1934
  • Jack O. Gaylord, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 57th District, 1962
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Gaylord


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Suggested Readings for the name Gaylord



  • Gaylords and Gildersleeves and Some Lateral Branches by Helen Gaylord Gildersleeve.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gaylord Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaylord Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2016 at 13:30.

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