Guiot is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Guiot is a name that comes from Guyat,
a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.
Early Origins of the Guiot family
The surname Guiot was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
at early times, after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Guiot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guiot research.Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Guiot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Guiot Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Guiot family name include Wyatt, Wyat and others.
Early Notables of the Guiot family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guiot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Guiot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guiot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Baptiste Guiot, who arrived in Canada in 1632-1760
- Jehan Guiot, who landed in Acadia in 1636
Contemporary Notables of the name Guiot (post 1700)
- Jean Guiot du Repaire, 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 9) Jean Guiot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Nicolas Bernard Guiot de Lacour, French Divisional 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 9) Nicolas Guiot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Brigadier-General Léon-Alexis Guiot (1886-1973), French Commanding Officer during World War II CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Léon-Alexis Guiot. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Guiot/L%C3%A9on-Alexis/France.html
The Guiot 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: Duriora virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue tries harder things.