The surname Gentile was first found in Bavaria, where the name Ginntl was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Important Dates for the Gentile family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gentile research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1519, 1720, 1777, and 1823 are included under the topic Early Gentile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gentile Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gintl, Gintel, Gentel, Gentil, Gentle, Gentile, Gentili and many more.
Early Notables of the Gentile family (pre 1700)
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Gentile migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gentile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Marido Gentile, aged 29, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1848 
Nicodemo Gentile, who arrived in America in 1889
Agostino Gentile, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1896
Michele Gentile, who settled in New York, NY in 1899
Gentile Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Agostino Gentile, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Campobello, Sicily, in 1910
Amillo Gentile, aged 16, who landed in America from Ageroli, Italy, in 1910
Angela Gentile, aged 18, who settled in America from Gagliano, Sicily, in 1910
Alfio Gentile, aged 18, who landed in America from S. Fratello, Sicily, in 1912
Achille Gentile, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Campotant, Italy, in 1912
Major Dominic "Don" Salvatore Gentile (1920-1951), American World War II fighter ace credited with over 26 victories
Dominic S. Gentile, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force then the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 21.83 aerial victories
Vincent Jacques-Etienne Avogari de Gentile, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
Claudio Gentile (b. 1953), Italian football coach and former defender who appeared for Italy in two World Cup tournaments
Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944), Italian philosopher
Edera Gentile (1920-1993), Italian Olympic athlete in the Discus
Gentile da Fabriano (1370-1427), Italian painter
^ 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)
^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Vincent Gentile. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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