Gontle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gontle family
The surname Gontle 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.
Early History of the Gontle family
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Gontle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunter, Günther, Gunten, Güntner, Günzer, Genther and many more.
Early Notables of the Gontle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gontle family
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.