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Gontel Early Origins



The surname Gontel 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.

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Gontel Spelling Variations


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Gontel Spelling Variations



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

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Gontel Early History


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Gontel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gontel research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1779, 1818, 1638, 1875 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Gontel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gontel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gontel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gontel 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: Jacob Gunter, who came to Virginia in 1651; as did Edward Gunter, in 1652; Henrich Gunter, arrived in Philadelphia in 1729; Anton Gunter, came to Pennsylvania in 1730.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Gontel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gontel 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 11 June 2014 at 09:39.

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