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Gulliver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Gulliver family have grown. The name Gulliver was given to a member of the family who was a greedy person. It derives from the Old French word goulafre, which means glutton.

Early Origins of the Gulliver family


The surname Gulliver was first found in Suffolk, where they held lands after the Norman Conquest. Roger Gulafre, Lord of Mesnil Bernard, held property in St. Evroult, Normandy in 1061.

Early History of the Gulliver family


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Gulliver Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Gulliver has been recorded under many different variations, including Gulliver, Gullever, Gullifer, Gulliford, Galliford, Galliver, Gilliver and many more.

Early Notables of the Gulliver family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gulliver family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Gullivers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Gulliver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Gulliver, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1666
  • Anthony Gulliver, who landed in Massachusetts in 1666 [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)

Gulliver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Gulliver, aged 23, who arrived in America in 1822 [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 Gulliver, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [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 Gulliver, who sailed to San Francisco in 1855

Gulliver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John, Nathan and Steven Gulliver,, who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Gulliver, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Nathan Gulliver, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Steven Gulliver, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Gulliver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Gulliver, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Gulliver Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gulliver, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Gulliver (post 1700)


  • Robert H. Gulliver Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1960 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Phil Gulliver (b. 1982), English footballer
  • George Gulliver, 19th century British anatomist
  • Dorothy Gulliver, Actress
  • James Gulliver, co-founder of Argyll Stores which later became Safeway(UK)
  • Trina Gulliver (b. 1969), Women's World Professional Darts Champion

Historic Events for the Gulliver family



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  • Mr. Edward G V Gulliver (b. 1916), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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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) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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