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Guay Early Origins



The surname Guay was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Guay Spelling Variations


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Guay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guay, Guait, Guai, Guet, Gay, Guaye, de Guay, de Gay, de Guaye, Castonguay and many more.

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Guay Early History


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Guay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guay research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1298, 1401, 1542, 1776, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Guay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guay 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 were:

Guay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Guay, aged 18, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • François Guay who settled in Louisiana in 1756

Guay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • B. S. Guay who settled in San Francisco in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guay (post 1700)



  • Paul Francois Guay (b. 1963), retired American professional NHL ice hockey player from Providence, Rhode Island
  • Rebecca Guay, American artist specializing in watercolor painting and illustration
  • Lucie Guay (1958-1984), Canadian bronze medalist sprint kayaker at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Annie Guay (b. 1985), Canadian six-time gold medalist ice hockey player, member of the Canadian national women's hockey team
  • Richard Guay (b. 1943), Canadian journalist, lawyer and former politician in Quebec
  • Joseph-Philippe Guay, Canadian parliamentarian
  • Erik Guay (b. 1981), Canadian alpine skier, winner of the World Cup season title in Super G in the 2010 season

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Guay Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Guay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guay 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 August 2015 at 18:47.

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