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Gemmel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, 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.

Early Origins of the Gemmel family


The surname Gemmel was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), 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.

Early History of the Gemmel family


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Gemmel Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Gemmel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gemmel family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)
  • George Gemmel, aged 30, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1848 [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)
  • Thomas Gemmel, who landed in America in 1856 [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)
  • Francis Gemmel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1864 [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)
  • 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, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Gemmel (post 1700)


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

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm

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