Guitard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Spanish surname Guitard are uncertain. In some instances, this surname may have originated from the personal name Guitert, which is in turn derived from the Germanic words "wid" and "hard" meaning "forest" and "strong." It may also have been derived from the word "kithara," the name of an ancient Greek stringed musical instrument, similar in some ways to a guitar.

Early Origins of the Guitard family

The surname Guitard was first found in the region of Catalonia.

Early History of the Guitard family

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Guitard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guitart, Guitarra, Guitar, Guitard, Guihard and others.

Early Notables of the Guitard family (pre 1700)

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United States Guitard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guitard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Auguste Guitard, aged 30, originally from Paris, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Veendam (1871)" from Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France [1]
Guitard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Henri Guitard, aged 26, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "La Bretagne" from Havre, France [2]
  • Jean Guitard, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Chicago" from Bordeaux, France [3]
  • Joaquina Guitard, aged 28, originally from Sabadell, Spain, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "C. Lopez y Lopez" from Barcelona [4]
  • Roger Guitard, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France [5]
  • Casinia Guitard, aged 54, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Guitard (post 1700) +

  • Marcel Guitard (b. 1929), French former professional racing cyclist who rode in two editions of the Tour de France
  • Daniel Guitard, Canadian politician, MLA for Restigouche-Chaleur, New Brunswick (2014-)


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX49-953 : 6 December 2014), Auguste Guitard, 14 Aug 1897; citing departure port Boulogne-Sur-Mer, arrival port NY, ship name Veendam (1871), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXLT-FPR : 6 December 2014), Henri Guitard, 24 Dec 1907; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J674-D3Y : 6 December 2014), Jean Guitard, 27 Apr 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Chicago, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CK-QJH : 6 December 2014), Joaquina Guitard, 18 Feb 1920; citing departure port Barcelona, arrival port New York, ship name C. Lopez y Lopez, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NR-YYH : 6 December 2014), Roger Guitard, 27 Jun 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V1-NY8 : 6 December 2014), Casinia Guitard, 01 Nov 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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