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This interesting and ancient English surname is recorded in several forms including Gale, Gail, Geil, Geill, Gayle, Gails and no doubt others as well. It has at least three possible sources of origin. The first is from an early medieval English nickname for a cheerful, pleasant or roisterous person. This is derived from the Olde English "gal", meaning jovial, rowdy or merry. The second source is from a personal name, introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066 as "Geil", and having the same meaning as the English "gal", Robert le Geil being recorded in Worcester in the year 1186.

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