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From: Tina Ellis <>
Subject: [GAMEL-L] GAMBLE & variations of name
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 19:00:18 -0800


Found this in a book:

"Surname Book and Racial History"
By Susa Young Gates
Editor & Compiler
Salt Lake City
21st September 1918

GAM, GAMBELL-Some Welsh expletives have formed names on the marches as GAM,
crocked; GOCH, red; GWYN, white; see GAMBLE

GAMBLE, GAMBLES, GAMBLING, GAMPLES--N., GAMLI; D., GAMEL; G., KAMMELL; D.
B., GAME, GAMEL, GAM;p.; from A. S., gamol; O. N., gamal; O. H. G., KAMOL,
old.

Simple forms: GAMBLE, GEMPLE, GEMMILL, CAMMELL; Fr., CHAMEL. Sim. Eng.,
GAMBLING, GAMLIN; Fr., GAMBELON. Compounds, Eng., GAMBLER, CAMALARY; M.G.,
KAMLER; Fr., GAMBLIN; p.

GAME, GAMER, GAMET, GAMMETT--From A. -Sax., gamian, to play, sport; O. H.
G., gaman, joyfulness. Simples forms: O. G., GAMMO, CAMMO; 7th cent.,
GAM, GAME; Domesday, Eng., GAME, CAMM; Fr., GAIME, GAM, CAM, JAME, JAMEAU;
M. G., GAMM, KAMM. Dim. Eng., GAMMAGE, CAMMEGH; Fr., GAMACHE, GAMICHON.
Compounds, O. G., GAMMARD; 7th cent., M. G. GAMMERT, GAMER, KAMMER; Eng.,
GAMER; Fr., GAMARD, GAIMARD, CAMARD, CAMIER, CAMARET, JAMAULT. Extended
form: O. G., GAMEN, GAMANN, ; Fr., GAMEN, JAMIN, CAMIN. Eng., Dweller by
a rabbit-warren.

GAMEL, GAMMEL, GAMMELL--Found in Domesday Book; also GAMEL is still
represent in Yorkshire, Eng.; see GAMBLE

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