Origins Available: French
From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gentiles family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Gentiles is a nickname
type of surname for a person of good manners and courteous nature derived from the Old French word "gentil."
Early Origins of the Gentiles family
The surname Gentiles was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in the arrondissement of d'Amiens, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Gentiles family
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Gentiles Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gentile, Gentille, Jentile, Jentille, Gentiles, Gentilles, Gentil, Jentiles, Jentilles, Chentile, Chentille, Chentiles, Chentilles, Chantile, Chantille, Chantilly, De Chantilly, Chantiles, Chantilles, Jentile, Jentille and many more.
Early Notables of the Gentiles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gentiles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gentiles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Gentiles, aged 33, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1831 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)