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Multiple Origins for the Surname Günter



The Günter surname is derived from the Norman personal name Gunter, which came in turn from the Old French Gontier.

Günter Early Origins



The surname Günter was first found in Breconshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales, which takes its name from the Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries), where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Günter Spelling Variations


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Günter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunter, Gunther, Gonton, Guynton, Goynton, Guynter, Gounter, Gaunter, Gawnter, Guntier, Guntar, Gonton, Gunbert and many more.

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Günter Early History


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Günter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Günter research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1214, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1581, 1600, 1603, 1604, and 1626 are included under the topic Early Günter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Günter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Günter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Günter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Günter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lester Gunter, age 13, who arrived in Boston in 1635
  • Lester Gunter, aged 13, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Gunter, who arrived in Maryland in 1649
  • Jacob Gunter, who came to Virginia in 1651
  • Edward Gunter, came to Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Günter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Gunter, arrived in Philadelphia in 1729
  • Anton Gunter, came to Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Ewald Gunter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Conrad Gunter arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1748
  • Michael Gunter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Günter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Leont Gunter, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Adam Gunter, who settled in Baltimore in 1834
  • Conrad Gunter, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840
  • Frank Gunter, aged 21, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Christian Frederick Gunter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Günter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew Gunter U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Conrad Gunter U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Günter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Gunter, aged 7, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • Martha Gunter, aged 5, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • Mary Gunter, aged 10, landed in Montreal in 1841
  • Eliza Gunter, aged 2, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • Eliza Gunter, aged 28, landed in Montreal in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Günter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Gunter, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1850

Günter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Gunter, aged 22, a nurse, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Charlotte Gunter, aged 26, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Thomas E. Gunter, aged 16, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Günter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Günter (post 1700)



  • Archibald Clavering Gunter (1847-1907), American author, best known for authoring the novel that the film A Florida Enchantment was based upon, and for his hand in popularizing "Casey at the Bat"
  • William Dawson "Bill" Gunter Jr. (b. 1934), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 5th district (1973-1975)
  • Thomas Montague Gunter (1826-1904), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1874-83
  • Roscoe Gunter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984
  • R. C. Gunter, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896
  • Linda Gunter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004, 2008
  • Julius Caldeen Gunter (1858-1940), American Democrat politician, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals, 1901-05; Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1905-07; Governor of Colorado, 1917-19
  • Clarence Gunter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1924; Member of Democratic National Committee from Arizona, 1929
  • Carolyn Gunter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1972
  • Benjamin T. Gunter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876; Member of Virginia State Senate 37th District, 1904-11
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Günter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Günter 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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