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Where did the French Guill family come from? What is the French Guill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Guill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Guill family history?

The Guill surname is a diminutive of Guillaume, a popular given name in the Middle Ages which is of the same origins as the English name William. The Guille variation is found mainly in Britanny, especially in the region of Rennes.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Guille, Guill, Guil, de Guill, De Guille, Du Guill, Du Guille, De Guillo, Du Guillo and many more.

First found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were established early in the region of Dol, but have also long been in the Channel Islands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guill research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the year 1055 is included under the topic Early Guill History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Guill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guill Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Alphonse Guill, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Henry Guill, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Mrs. Nicolas Guill, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Suzana Guill, aged 12, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Guill Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Winifred Guill, aged 52, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1903
  • John Guill, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Queenstown, in 1903
  • Isabella Guill, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Eugenius Guill, aged 50, who landed in America from Bermuda, in 1906
  • John Guill, aged 25, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1906


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  • Julianna Guill (b. 1987), American actress, best known for her role as Bree in the film Friday the 13th (2009)
  • Ben Hugh Guill (1909-1994), American Rebublican politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas (1950-1951)


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  2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Guill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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