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The name Gaultier 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.

Gaultier Early Origins



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

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Gaultier Spelling Variations


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Gaultier Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gaultier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Gaultier, Gault, Legault, Legaultier and others.

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Gaultier Early History


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Gaultier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaultier research. Another 258 words (18 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 Gaultier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaultier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaultier Early Notables (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...

Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gaultier 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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Gaultier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gaultier were

Gaultier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michel Gaultier, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • René Gaultier, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Michel Gaultier, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Rene Gaultier, aged 18, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • John Gaultier, who arrived in Maryland in 1768

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaultier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaultier (post 1700)



  • Paul Louis Gaultier de Kervéguen, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier (b. 1952), French fashion designer
  • Jules de Gaultier (1858-1942), French philosopher
  • Bon Gaultier, British writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Gaultier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaultier 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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