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The name Gautier is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the Old French personal name Gauldheri, which means army ruler. This name was adopted by a person who held a commanding position in a medieval French army.

Gautier Early Origins



The surname Gautier was first found in Languedoc, where this celebrated family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Gautier Spelling Variations


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Gautier Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Gautier, some of which include Gauthier, Gauthié, Gauthyer, Gauthyé, Gauthiait, Gauthiai, Gauthiaie, Gauthiay, Gauthiez, Gothier, Gothié, Gothyé, Gothyer, Gothiait, Gothiai, Gothiaie, Gothiay, Gothiez, Gauthyait, Gauthyai, Gauthyaie, Gauthyay, Gauthyez, Gautier, Gauithier, Gautiez, Gautiait, Gautiaie, Gautiaies, Gautiais, Gautiai, Gautyer, Gautyez, Gautyait, Gautyaie, Gautyaies, Gautyaie, Gautyais, Gautherii and many more.

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Gautier Early History


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Gautier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gautier research. Another 410 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1568, 1624, 1642, 1643, 1669, 1700, 1714, 1717, 1723, 1746, 1772, 1778, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Gautier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gautier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gautier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gautier 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



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. 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, the Acadians 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 Gautier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gautier were

Gautier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rene Gautier, who landed in Louisiana in 1718
  • Joseph Gautier, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Pierre Gautier, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jaques Gautier settled with his wife, Jeanne Susan Cochet in 1753
  • Pierre Gautier settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gautier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gautier, who landed in America in 1801
  • Angel Gautier, aged 11, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Luis Gautier, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Maria Gautier, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812
  • Pedro Gautier, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gautier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Gautier, aged 23, arrived in Quebec in 1700

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gautier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gautier (post 1700)



  • Felisa Rincon de Gautier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1960
  • R. B. Gautier Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956
  • R. B. Gautier, American politician, Mayor of Miami, Florida, 1931-33
  • Louis F. Gautier, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 8th District, 1928
  • Jenaro Gautier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1964
  • Jack J. Gautier, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1952-53
  • Mrs. Hermes Gautier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1948; Member of Democratic National Committee from Mississippi, 1954
  • Herman Gautier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936
  • Harold White Gautier (1893-1965), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940
  • Emily L. Gautier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1945
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Gautier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gautier 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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