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The surname Gellel was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Galen is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Galen, Galan, Galand, Galend, Galenner, Galendorf, Galenhaus, Gelen, Gelende, Gallen, Gallan and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gellel research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1665 and 1803 are included under the topic Early Gellel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Gallen, who came to Maryland in 1664; Alexander Gallen, who came to Maryland in 1667; Verant Galand, who came to Massachusetts in 1763; Hugh Galan, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811.

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  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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