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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.

Gulliver Early Origins



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.

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Gulliver Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gulliver Early History


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Gulliver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gulliver research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1130 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Gulliver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gulliver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gulliver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gulliver 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



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

Gulliver Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Gulliver Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John, Nathan and Steven Gulliver, 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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [1]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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gulliver (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Gulliver Historic Events


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Gulliver Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edward G V Gulliver (b. 1916), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Gulliver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gulliver 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.

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