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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Gentily 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 Gentily is a nickname type of surname for a person of good manners and courteous nature derived from the Old French word "gentil."

Gentily Early Origins



The surname Gentily was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in the arrondissement of d'Amiens, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Gentily Spelling Variations


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Gentily Spelling Variations



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.

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Gentily Early History


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Gentily Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gentily research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1589, 1652, 1766, 1771, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Gentily History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gentily Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gentily Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gentily 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Gentil, aged 41; settled in Louisiana in 1719; P. Gentil settled in San Francisco in 1852; and Pierre François Gentil, aged 32; settled in New York City in 1810..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Gentily Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gentily 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:38.

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