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Early Origins of the Guille family

The surname Guille 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 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Guille family

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Guille Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gull, Guil, Guile, Gul, Guille, Kull, Kulle and many more.

Early Notables of the Guille family

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Guille Ranking

In France, the name Guille is the 3,275th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [1]

United States Guille migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guille Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Issac Guille and his family, who arrived in Virginia in 1685
Guille Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexandre Guille, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1754
Guille Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Guille, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Guille (post 1700) +

  • S L Guille, last Commander of the USS Menhaden in the US Navy
  • Augustin François Guille (b. 1932), award-winning French painter
  • Derek Guille, Australian radio show host
  • Melissa Guille (b. 1972), leader of the Canadian Heritage Alliance (CHA)

The Guille 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: Sine Deo frustra
Motto Translation: Nothing without God

  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook