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Gonthier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gonthier family


The surname Gonthier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this respectable family has held a family seat since the early ages.

Early History of the Gonthier family


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Gonthier Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gonthier, Gonthiers, Gonthiait, Gonthiaits, Gonthiay, Gonthiaie, Gonthiaies, Gonthiai, Gonthiais, Gonthiez, Gontier, Gontiers, Gontiait, Gontiay, Gontiaie, Gontiai, Gontiez, de Gonthier, du Gonthier and many more.

Early Notables of the Gonthier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gonthier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gonthier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Juvinal Gonthier, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1906
  • Louis Gonthier, aged 24, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Jacques Gonthier, aged 30, who settled in America from France, Bordeaux, in 1908
  • Jean Jules Gonthier, aged 24, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • Elisa Gonthier, aged 41, who landed in America from St Helene, France, in 1922
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gonthier (post 1700)


  • Roger Gonthier (1884-1978), French architect in Limoges
  • François-Pierre- Gonthier Maine de Biran (1766-1824), French philosopher
  • Johanne Gonthier (b. 1954), Quebec politician, Member of National Assembly of Quebec
  • Dominique-Ceslas Gonthier (1853-1917), Canadian Roman Catholic priest, Dominican, author, and professor
  • Charles Doherty Gonthier (1928-2009), Puisne judge on the Supreme Court of Canada from February 1, 1989 to August 1, 2003

The Gonthier Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Amour sans crainte
Motto Translation: Love without fear


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