Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France Picture of the German Cemetery at Bray-Sur-Somme, France (photo courtesy of euro-t-guide.com).

MARG Family Tree, Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England

After a week or so of working on the Debian package for Gramps, I got back to a little bit of work on the Gammon One-Name-Study today.

This family came to attention when contact was made with a family member who had visited the grave of Walter P GAMMON who died fighting in the 1st World War in Bray-sur-somme, France.

I have traced his family back through the Cenuses to a Richard GAMMON, born approximately 1806, a shipwright, who lived in Ilfracombe, North Devon which is where my Gammon family had connections.

Now I just have to enter all this data into Gramps!

MARG Family Group

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GAMMIN

So, it has been a day of catching up with recent contacts.

James GAMMIN recently got in touch with me. He is curious about the origin of his surname. As far as he knows, he and his brother are the only ones left carrying the name on.

I would love to know if the name is connected with the Gam(m/b)on name, or is a distinct surname of it’s own.

Lets find out!

Nova Scotia, Maine and New Hampshire

This afternoon, I responded quickly to a query from David GAMMON who has family connections with Nova Scotia, Canada and has also researched other GAMMON lines in Maine and New Hampshire. He has traced his family back to John GAMMON (born around 1733) who moved to Nova Scotia, Canada around 1755. This John Gammon’s wife is either Frances or Lucy (born around 1737).

I have done some uncompleted work on some Gammons in Nova Scotia and New Hampshire. One day soon, I should fish it out and try and finish it.

In any case, if you are reading this and you have Gammon families in Canada or the USA then please do get in touch. I might at least be able to put you in touch with other researchers.

Ross