× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


Early Origins of the Gouinell family


The surname Gouinell was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat, and were members of the aristocratic families of that region.

Close

Early History of the Gouinell family

Expand

Early History of the Gouinell family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gouinell research.
Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1619, 1634, 1668, 1694, 1719, 1749, 1774, 1809, and 1838 are included under the topic Early Gouinell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Gouinell Spelling Variations

Expand

Gouinell Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Gouinell, including Quesnel, Quesnell, Quesnelle, Quesnoy, Quesnay, Quesne, Quesneau, du Quesnel, du Quesnell, Quennell, Quennel, Du Quesnoy, du Quesnay, du Quesne and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the Gouinell family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Gouinell family (pre 1700)


Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gouinell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Gouinell family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Gouinell family to the New World and Oceana


By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gouinell has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gouinell were Olivier Quesnel who settled at Duquesnel, Quebec, in 1676 from Normandy, and was later followed by Jacques Quesnel in 1676, also from Normandy; Magdalen Quesnell settled in Virginia in 1726..

Close

Gouinell Family Crest Products

Expand

Gouinell Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also


Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest