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Early Origins of the Guntan family

The surname Guntan was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk where Bartholomew de Guneton was the first record of the family in the Pipe Rolls of 1195. Later, Matthew de Gunetun was found in Norfolk according to the Curria Regis Rolls of 1226. [1]

Gunton is a parish, in the union of Erpingham, hundred of North Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk. "Gunton House, the seat of Lord Suffield, is a noble mansion of white brick, standing on an eminence commanding a beautiful view of the undulated grounds and varied scenery of the park, which is of vast extent, and planted with fine trees. " [2]

And Gunton is a parish, in the hundred of Mutford and Lothingland, E. division of Suffolk. [2]

"This surname is still a representative name in Norfolk. The meaning is "the town" or "enclosure of Gunn." [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Geoffrey de Gunneton in Suffolk; and Adam de Guntone in Norfolk. John de Guntion was vicar of Tunstal, Norfolk in 1361. [3]

Early History of the Guntan family

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Guntan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunton, Guntin, Gunten, Guntan and others.

Early Notables of the Guntan family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Simon Gunton (1609-1676), an English clergyman and antiquary. He was the "son of William Gunton of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, by Ellen his wife...
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Migration of the Guntan family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook