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The prominent surname Guenette originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The name Guenette emerged in the French province of Bourbonnais, which was occupied by the Romans until the Germanic Frankish tribes overran the region in about the 5th century. In the 9th century, Bourbonnais emerged as a duchy and it was ruled by the powerful Lords of Bourbon, who also reigned over Navarre, and Spain, Naples, and became the royal house of France. In the 12th century, the House of Bourbon became even more powerful when, by marrying with the Bourgoignes, it formed the first Capetian House of the Kings of France. In 1272, Robert de France, who was the Count of Clermont and son of Louis IX, acquired the territory of Bourbonnais through his marriage to Béatrice de Bourgoigne-Bourbon. Their son, Louis I, who was named the Great and was Count of Clermont, was the first Duke of Bourbon. In the early 14th century, Bourbonnais came under the control of Charles IV le Bel. After the Hundred Years' War, the region became a vast princely state which grew to include the county of Forez, Beaujolais and the duchy of Auvergne. In 1531, the duchy fell under Crown rule and in 1532, after the loss of all feudal institutions, Bourbonnais received its first governor.

Guenette Early Origins



The surname Guenette was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.

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Guenette Spelling Variations


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Guenette Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guynet, Guynait, Guynez, Guynais, Guynest, Guynay, Guynaies, Guyné, Guynée, Guinet, Guinait, Guinez, Guinais, Guinest, Guinay, Guinaies, Guiné, Guynnet, Guynnait, Guynnez, Guynnais, Guynnest, Guynnay, Guynnaies, Guynné, Guynnée, Guinnet, Guinnait, Guinnez, Guinnais, Guinnest, Guinnay, Guinnaies, Guinné, Guinnés and many more.

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Guenette Early History


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Guenette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guenette research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1464, 1632, 1700, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Guenette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guenette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guenette Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guenette 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 or some of its variants were: Griffine Guiné who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Guiné settled in Virginia in 1623; and William Guinnés settled in Barbados in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guenette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guenette (post 1700)



  • Peter Matthew Guenette (1948-1968), United States Army soldier, recipient the Medal of Honor
  • Pierre Guénette (b. 1969), Canadian ITF and WTF Taekwondo world champion
  • Wanda Guenette (b. 1962), Canadian bronze medalist volleyball player at the 1995 Pan American Games
  • Steven Guenette (b. 1965), Canadian retired former professional NHL ice hockey goaltender

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Guenette Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Guenette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guenette 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 25 November 2016 at 20:02.

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