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Subject: Re: Gamel / Gamelus - sorry Pavlos, it's Norse..
Author: Merriment   (guest,
Date: February 10, 2002 at 11:56:20 AM
Reply to: Re: Gamel / Gamelus by Pavlos
Gamel is a fairly common Norse given name, brought over to England by the Nordic invaders in the early middle ages (400-1000AD), which gives rise to the surname Gamble in the UK. I think the details are in Withycombe's ODECN. I can't remember the exact meaning - I'll look it up and post tomorrow. It is unlikely bordering on impossible that this name is any form of the Greek Gamelios/Gamelia.

I am a little curious as to how anyone is a ble to trace their family back so far...

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