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Gontier Early Origins



The surname Gontier 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.

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Gontier Spelling Variations


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Gontier 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.

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Gontier Early History


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Gontier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gontier research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1410, 1549, 1614, 1604, 1620, 1668, 1693, 1729 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Gontier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gontier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gontier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gontier 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: John Conrad Gontler settled in Philadelphia in 1748.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gontier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gontier (post 1700)



  • Émile Gontier (1877-1947), French track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Jean Gontier (1942-1964), Swiss fencer in the team épée event at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Adam Wade Gontier (b. 1978), Canadian musician and singer-songwriter, former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace

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Motto


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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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Gontier Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Gontier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gontier 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 May 2015 at 15:36.

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