The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Gimlin. It was given to a person who was referred to as gamall,
which was the Old Norman word for old.
Early Origins of the Gimlin family
The surname Gimlin was first found in Somerset
, where an Odo filius
Gamelin was recorded in the Domesday Book
of 1086. They have also been found in Huntingdonshire and Oxfordshire
since early times.
Early History of the Gimlin family
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Gimlin Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Gimlin has appeared include Gamelin, Gamelyn, Gamlyn, Gimlin, Gamlin, Gamblin, Gambling, Gambeling and many more.
Early Notables of the Gimlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gimlin family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gimlin arrived in North America very early: Elizabeth, Mary and Robert Gamlin, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1632; Josias Gambling to Virginia in 1636; and William Gambling to Philadelphia in 1846..