Guart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Guart family
The surname Guart was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Richard and John Gard held Lands.
Early History of the Guart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guart research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1606, 1662, 1605, 1606, 1645, 1697 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Guart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Guart Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Guart has undergone many spelling variations, including Gard, Guard, Garde, Guarde and others.
Early Notables of the Guart family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Dugard, or Du Gard, (1606-1662), English schoolmaster and printer who printed many important documents and propaganda, first in support of Charles I and later of Oliver Cromwell. He was the son of the Rev. Henry Dugard and was born at the Hodges, Bromsgrove...
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Migration of the Guart family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Guart were among those contributors: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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The Guart 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: Toujours fidele
Motto Translation: Always faithful.