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Today's generation of the Guise family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Guise family lived in Gloucestershire. The name, however, refers to the district of Guise in France, where the family was resident prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Aspley Guise is a village and civil parish located in central Bedfordshire.

Guise Early Origins



The surname Guise was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Elmore in that shire, and were descended from Sir William Gyse who attended Duke William in his Conquest of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It is believed that Sir William first held the manor of Highnam from Gloucester Abbey but by the later marriage of Anselm Gyse to Magotta de Burgh (Burke,) daughter of the Earl of Kent, he acquired the Lordship of both Highnam and Elmore in Gloucestershire.

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Guise Spelling Variations


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Guise Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Guise include Gyse, Guise, Guys, Guy, Gysse, Gyss, Gise, Gwyse and many more.

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Guise Early History


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Guise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guise research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1632, 1705, 1731, 1629, 1621, 1624, 1644, 1724, 1653, 1683, 1617, 1670, 1654, 1695, 1678, 1732, 1701, 1769 and are included under the topic Early Guise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Guy (died 1629), an English merchant adventurer from Bristol, colonist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1624, the first Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland who led the first attempt to establish a colony...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guise In Ireland


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Guise In Ireland



Some of the Guise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Guises to arrive on North American shores:

Guise Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Guise, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • Willem Guise, who landed in New Jersey in 1730
  • Mary Guise settled in Virginia in 1739
  • Peter Guise settled in Maryland in 1771

Guise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Guise, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Anthony Guise, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

Guise Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rudolph Guise, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Arthur Guise, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1909
  • Alfred Guise, aged 32, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1911
  • Fredrick Guise, aged 29, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1911
  • Henry Guise, aged 54, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Guise Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Lewis Guise settled in Harbour Grace in 1675
  • John Guise Senior and Junior settled in Carbonear in 1675

Guise Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Guise settled in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1708 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Guise settled in Trinity, Newfoundland in 1758 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Guise came to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1769 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Guise Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Guise arrived in Catalina, Newfoundland in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Guise landed in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Guise settled in Lower Burgeo, Newfoundland in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Guise Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Hazel Guise, aged 38, who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guise (post 1700)



  • Witt Orison "Lefty" Guise (1908-1968), American Major League Baseball player
  • Judith Guise, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Byron E. Guise, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1956
  • Barbara Guise, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Brentwood, California, 1998
  • Sir William Francis George Guise (1851-1920), 5th Baronet
  • Sir William Vernon Guise (1816-1887), 4th Baronet
  • Sir William Guise (1737-1783), 5th Baronet, MP for Gloucestershire
  • Wyndham Guise, British actor of the silent era
  • Anthony Guise (b. 1985), French footballer
  • Sir John Guise GCMG, KBE (1914-1991), the first Governor-General of Papua New Guinea
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Guise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guise 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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