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The Gemmel surname is thought to derive from the Middle High German word "gamd," meaning "gaiety," or "merriment."

Gemmel Early Origins



The surname Gemmel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Gamerler was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Gemmel Spelling Variations


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Gemmel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gamerler, Gammerler, Gämerler, Gammel, Gamler, Gemerler, Gemler, Gelmer, Gomerle, Gommler and many more.

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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 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    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 21 September 2011 at 08:56.

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