Gayman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gayman family

The surname Gayman was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Hainault, a province in Belgium, based on the ancient county of Hainaut. Within this province the notable towns are Mons, the capital city, Charleroi, Tournai, Soignies and Thuin. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Gayman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gayman research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1487, 1738, 1532, 1562 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Gayman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gayman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gay, Gaye, Gayant, Gayer, Gayet, Gaykema, Gayl, Gayling, Gaylingen, Gaymand, Gayon, Gaysgöbl, Gaysspitz, Gayzan and many more.

Early Notables of the Gayman family (pre 1700)

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United States Gayman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gayman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Gayman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gayman (post 1700) +

  • Elesha Gayman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004 [2]
  • Benjamin F. Gayman, American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Franklin County; Elected 1897; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1908 [2]


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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