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Goventre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Goventre is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Coventry in the county of Warwick.

Early Origins of the Goventre family


The surname Goventre was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Goventre family


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Goventre Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Goventre has been spelled many different ways, including Coventry, Coventrie, Coventre, Coventreye and many more.

Early Notables of the Goventre family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry (1578-1640), English lawyer, politician and judge, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal (1625); Thomas Coventry, 2nd Baron Coventry (1606-1661), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1626 and 1629, member of the House of...
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Migration of the Goventre family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Goventres to arrive in North America: Miles Coventrie who settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Joseph Coventry settled in Barbados in 1654; Charles settled in New England in 1769; Thomas settled in New England in 1732..

The Goventre 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: Candide et constanter
Motto Translation: Fairly and firmly.


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