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The name Gemmill 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.

Gemmill Early Origins



The surname Gemmill 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.

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Gemmill Spelling Variations


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Gemmill Spelling Variations



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

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Gemmill Early History


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Gemmill Early History



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

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Gemmill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gemmill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gemmill 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 or some of its variants were: Patrick Gemmell arrived in Philadelphia in 1860; Walter Gemmell in the same port in 1868; Michael Gemmell arrived in New England in 1709 with his wife and son..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gemmill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gemmill (post 1700)



  • R. Scott Gemmill, Canadian-born, American Humanitas Prize nominated television writer and producer
  • Scott Gemmill (b. 1987), Scottish football forward
  • Scotland "Scot" Gemmill (b. 1971), Scottish former professional association footballer, current coach, son of Archie Gemmill
  • Archibald "Archie" Gemmill (b. 1947), Scottish former footballer
  • William Neilson Gemmill (1900-1987), Welsh cricketer
  • Tristan Gemmill (b. 1967), English actor from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, best known for his role as Dr Adam Trueman on Casualty, a British weekly television show on BBC One

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Gemmill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gemmill 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 16 March 2016 at 17:57.

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