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Gaylord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Gaylord family


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.

Early History of the Gaylord family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Gaylord family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gaylord family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • William Gaylord, who arrived in Dorchester Massachusetts in 1630 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Gaylord, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1632 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gaylord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Gaylord, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaylord (post 1700)


  • Frank Chalfant Gaylord II (1925-2018), American sculptor best known for "The Column", part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C
  • Brigadier-General Clifford Willard Gaylord (1883-1952), American Adjutant-General of Missouri (1941-1945) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Clifford Gaylord. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gaylord/Clifford_Willard/USA.html
  • Edward Lewis Gaylord (1919-2003), American billionaire businessman, founder of Gaylord Entertainment Company
  • Henry C. Gaylord, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan, 1910 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frederick L. Gaylord (1850-1930), American Republican politician, Brass foundry business; Postmaster at Ansonia, Connecticut, 1898-1910; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank D. Gaylord, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County, 1917-19 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emerson Gaylord, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward A. Gaylord (b. 1856), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartland, 1911-12; Defeated, 1928 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. H. Gaylord, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1855-56 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Gaylord, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Milford, 1824 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Gaylord


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

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Clifford Gaylord. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gaylord/Clifford_Willard/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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