Early Origins of the Gung family
Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1205 when Thomas Geg held estates.
Early History of the Gung family
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Gung Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gung has been recorded under many different variations, including Gedge, Gidge, Gigg, Gegg, Ginge, Genge and others.
Early Notables of the Gung family (pre 1700)
Norfolk, her father was a gentleman but enlisted the aid of Sir Thomas More, who brought her up from a...
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Migration of the Gung family to Ireland
Some of the Gung family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gung family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gung or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. Many settled in Newfoundland..
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