Gault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Gault has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Gault family

The surname Gault was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from early times.

Anne Gaultier de la Ferrière reaffirmed her family's title of nobility in 1726 at Saint-Cyr. The branch of la Ferrière received the title of hereditary knight by letters in 1810, and the title was confirmed in 1865. Simon Gaultier, squire, lord of les Tournières, lived in 1420. Jean, lord of Lespinguerie, had from Clémence Champion, Pierre, cited in the bann of 1543, also including Jacques, Michel, lord of la Chesnaie, Pierre who married in 1621 Madelaine de Malherbe, Charles, lord of le Ferrière. Michel, grandson of Charles, was lord de Carville who had with Jeanne Lechartier Pierre-Jean-Michel, lord and patron of Carville, from whom came Jean-Jacques-François, lieutenant of marshals of France in Vire, who had Jacques-Alexandre, shot in Caen during the Revolution; Léonard-Louis-Gabriel, who served under Frotté and was killed near Tinchebray; Ange-Maurice who married in 1811 Louise-Charlotte of Verdun. [1]

René Gaultier, born in 1634, son of Pierre, travelled from Varennes, France to the New World in the 17th century. He married Marie Boucher, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne (née Crevier), at Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 26th September 1667. [2]

Important Dates for the Gault family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gault research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1420, 1481, 1543, 1573, 1606, 1621, 1634, 1668, 1672, 1686, 1726, 1810, 1811, 1858, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Gault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gault Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gault is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gaultier, Gault, Legault, Legaultier and others.

Early Notables of the Gault family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Philippe Gaultier de Comporté, soldier, seigneur, commissary of the King's warehouses, provost of the Marshalsea, naval commissary. He was the son of Philippe Gaultier, Sieur de Rinault, and of Gillette de Veron, who married Marie Bazire in 1672. René Gaultier de Varennes, officer in the Carignan-Salières regiment, seigneur, was the Governor of Trois-Rivières in 1668. Huges Guéru, also known as Gaultier-Garguille...
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Gault migration to the United States

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gault has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gault were

Gault Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Gault, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Gault, aged 29, who arrived in America in 1637 [3]
  • John Gault, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [3]
Gault Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Gault, who arrived in New England in 1721 [3]
  • Anne and Mary Gault, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763
Gault Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Gault, who settled in New York State in 1804
  • Samuel Gault, who arrived in New York in 1804
  • G Gault, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [3]
  • Thompson Gault, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [3]
  • Robert Gault, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [3]
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Gault migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gault Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Gault, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John Gault, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • William Gault, aged 41, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Ann Gault, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Thomas Gault, aged 33, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
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Gault migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gault Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Allen Gault, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [4]

Gault migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gault Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Gault, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [5]
  • Margaret Gault, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [5]
  • Robert Gault, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [5]
  • Jane Gault, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [5]
  • Alexander Gault, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gault (post 1700)

  • Stanley C. Gault (1926-2016), American CEO and Chairman of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from 1991-1996
  • Donald J. Gault (b. 1946), former American NFL football quarterback
  • William Campbell Gault (1910-1995), American writer
  • Willie James Gault (b. 1960), former American football wide receiver
  • William D. Gault (1867-1923), American Democrat politician, Lumber dealer; Candidate for Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1915; Real estate business [6]
  • William Gault, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924 [6]
  • Sue Nelle Gault, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Ozark County 1964 [6]
  • Lillien Cox Gault, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1922; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 [6]
  • Jesse Gault, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 20th District, 1885-86 [6]
  • Harry G. Gault (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944 [6]
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Citations

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  5. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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