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Gounter Early Origins



The surname Gounter 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.

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Gounter Spelling Variations


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Gounter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunter, Günther, Gunten, Güntner, Günzer, Genther and many more.

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Gounter Early History


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Gounter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gounter research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1779, 1818, 1638, 1875 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Gounter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gounter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gounter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gounter 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: 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Gounter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gounter 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 June 2014 at 09:39.

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