Guillet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Guillet family
The surname Guillet 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 Guillet family
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Guillet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gull, Guil, Guile, Gul, Guille, Kull, Kulle and many more.
Early Notables of the Guillet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guillet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guillet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Guillet, who landed in Quebec in 1665
Contemporary Notables of the name Guillet (post 1700)
- Pierre-Joseph Guillet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Pierre-Joseph Guillet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
The Guillet 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
Guillet Family Crest Products
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Pierre-Joseph Guillet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html