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The name Gault is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Gault was a Norman name used for a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar. The name derives fom the Old Norse word goltr, which means boar. The boar, a hairy tusked animal similar to a pig, was once quite populous in England, but now remains only on continental Europe. Hunting boar was a favorite sport during the Middle Ages, and the sport contributed to its extinction in the British Isles.

Gault Early Origins



The surname Gault was first found in Perthshire where they held a family seat from very early times. Gall was the name given to strangers, as in the Lowland Galt, but the name probably came from France. Conjecturally they moved north to Scotland with King David of Scotland.

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Gault Spelling Variations


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Gault Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Gall, Gauld, Gault, Galt, Gaw, Gawe, Gauwe and others.

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Gault Early History


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Gault Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gault research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1367, 1397, 1399, 1450, 1469, 1499, 1513, 1525, 1533, 1547, 1613, 1640, 1737, 1779, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Gault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gault Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gault Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gault In Ireland


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Gault In Ireland



Some of the Gault family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Gault name or one of its variants:

Gault Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gault settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Gault, aged 29, arrived in America in 1637
  • John Gault, who landed in Virginia in 1658

Gault Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Gault, who arrived in New England in 1721
  • Anne and Mary Gault settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763

Gault Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gault 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
  • Thompson Gault, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Robert Gault, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gault Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gault, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John Gault, aged 29, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • William Gault, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Ann Gault, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Thomas Gault, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gault Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Allen Gault, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

Gault Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gault arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Margaret Gault arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Robert Gault arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Jane Gault arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Alexander Gault, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gault (post 1700)


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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
  • William Gault, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924
  • Sue Nelle Gault, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Ozark County 1964
  • Lillien Cox Gault, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1922; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924
  • Jesse Gault, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 20th District, 1885-86
  • Harry G. Gault (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Patentia Vincit
Motto Translation: Patience conquers.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Gault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gault 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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