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The French name Guerry has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy, for it was derived from when the Guerry family lived in Normandy, at Gueron.

Guerry Early Origins



The surname Guerry was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Gueron and were the seigneurie of that area, in the department of Calvados in the arrondissement of Bayou. In 1086 Turstin de Giron or Girounde was an under-tenant of Odo, Bishop of Bayou. Later, in 1133, Gueron is described as a bravassoria of the Bishop of Bayou. They also branched to Grée and Landelle in Brittany. This distinguished family were Grand Masters of the Order of St.Jean of Jerusalem in 1231.

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Guerry Spelling Variations


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Guerry Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Guerry, including Guerrin, Guerren, Guerin, Guerinne, Guerrein, Guereon, Gueron, Gerin, Garin, Le Guerin, Guerenne, Le Guerinne, De Guerin, De Guerrin, Du Guerin and many more.

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Guerry Early History


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Guerry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guerry research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1698, 1774, 1805, 1810, 1833, 1839, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Guerry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guerry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guerry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Gilles Guérin (1611-1678), French sculptor; Louis Laguerre (1663-1721), a French decorative painter who mainly worked in England; Pierre Guérin de Tencin (1679-1758), French ecclesiastic; Claudine Guérin de Tencin (1681-1749), French salonist and...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guerry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Guerry has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Guerry were

Guerry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Guerry, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745

Guerry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Guerry, aged 32, arrived in Canada in 1643

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guerry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guerry (post 1700)



  • The Right Reverend William Alexander Guerry (1861-1928), American clergyman, 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (1908-1928)
  • Michel Guerry (b. 1932), French politician, Member of the Senate of France
  • André-Michel Guerry (1802-1866), French lawyer and amateur statistician, founder of moral statistics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Guerry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guerry 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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