Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Among these were the ancestors of the Guite family, whose name comes from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.
Early Origins of the Guite family
Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Guite family
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Guite Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Wyatt, Wyat and others.
Early Notables of the Guite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guite family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Guite or a variant listed above:
Guite Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Guite Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Guite (post 1700)
The Guite 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.
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