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The surname Gudiel developed into a surname independently, from a few sources. It evolved from the Low German word "Gude," meaning "good. " It came from the Frisian word "Gudde." As well as from the German Gut(h), which was used in the Middle Ages to refer to a free man of noble birth.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gude, Gudde, Gudenau, Gudentz, Guenus, Güder, Gudiel, Gudin, Guedin, Guchte, Gute, Guten, Guter, Guth, Gutte, Gutteling, Guttenberg, Guettenberg, Guttenberg and many more.
First found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Gude is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region. The earliest instance of the name appears to be of a knight in Upper Alsace in 1251 with the name Guotman. A Herman der Guot is on record in Suz in 1236; and a Gerhard de Guden was on record in Kolberg in 1277.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gudiel research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1696, 1730, 1765, 1635, 1689, 1645, 1698, 1684, 1698, 1400 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Gudiel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gudiel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Gudden, who came to Barbados or Jamaica in 1687; Hendrick Gutt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730; Catherine Gutt, who was on record in Pennsylvania in 1750.
The Gudiel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gudiel 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.
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