Gaunter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gaunter family

The surname Gaunter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Gaunter family

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Gaunter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunter, Günther, Gunten, Güntner, Günzer, Genther and many more.

Early Notables of the Gaunter family (pre 1700)

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United States Gaunter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gaunter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adm Gaunter, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1873 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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