name Goventry comes from when the family resided in Coventry in the county of Warwick.
Early Origins of the Goventry family
The surname Goventry 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 Goventry family
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Goventry Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Goventry has been recorded under many different variations, including Coventry, Coventrie, Coventre, Coventreye and many more.
Early Notables of the Goventry 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... Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Goventry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Goventry family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Goventry or a variant listed above: 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
The Goventry 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.