Early Origins of the Gontiay family
The surname Gontiay 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 Gontiay family
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Gontiay 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 Gontiay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gontiay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Conrad Gontler settled in Philadelphia in 1748.
The Gontiay 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