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 Gemmil family
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 Gemmil family
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Gemmil Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gemmell, Gemel, Gemell, Gemmel, Gemmill and others.
Early Notables of the Gemmil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gemmil family to the New World and Oceana
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Gemmil Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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