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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gemmel


Scottish


The name Gemmel was derived from the Middle English word "Gamel" which meant the "old one." Gamel was a fairly popular personal name in Scotland particularly in Ayrshire. "Gemell" is also derived from the Italian word for "twins" and it if from this source that heralds derived the ordinary "bars-gemel" which de Picts "twin" bars or a pair of two barrulets, placed close together, referred to as one bar-gemel. Bars gemel were awarded for acts of particular bravery in times of war.

Gemmel Early Origins



The surname Gemmel was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Ŕir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where one of the first records of the name was Gamel or Gamellus who witnessed charters by Richard, bishop of St. Andrews c. 1173. The same person witnessed a charter by Roger, bishop elect of St. Andrews relating to the church of Haddington c. 1189-1198.

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Gemmel Spelling Variations


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Gemmel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gemmell, Gemel, Gemell, Gemmel, Gemmill and others.

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Gemmel Early History


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Gemmel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gemmel research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1600 and 1173 are included under the topic Early Gemmel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gemmel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gemmel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gemmel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gemmel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Gemmel, who landed in Mississippi in 1835
  • George Gemmel, aged 30, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1848
  • Thomas Gemmel, who landed in America in 1856
  • Francis Gemmel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1864
  • Johann Nik Gemmel, who left from the Birkenfeld region for America in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gemmel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anne N Gemmel, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Franz Gemmel, aged 21, who landed in America from Berlin, in 1905
  • Jakob Gemmel, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Wokerlefalva, Hungary, in 1907
  • James Gemmel, aged 29, who landed in America from Govan, in 1907
  • Margaret Gemmel, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gemmel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gemmel was recorded as an auctioneer in Gaspé, Quebec, in 1851

Gemmel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert M. Gemmel, aged 36, who emigrated to Regina, Canada, in 1918

Gemmel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Gemmel, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gemmel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gemmel (post 1700)



  • Hermann Johann Ernst Gemmel (1813-1868), German architect, painter, and art teacher

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. 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. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Gemmel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gemmel 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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