Show ContentsGuye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Guye, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Guye, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Guye family originally lived at De Guy, a village in the province of Picardy.

Early Origins of the Guye family

The surname Guye was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat at De Guy a village in the department of l'Oise in l'Yonne. One of the first on record was the Duke de Spolèt whose name was Guy, in the year 894.

Early History of the Guye family

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Guye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guy, Guye, De Guy and others.

Early Notables of the Guye family

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United States Guye migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Guye, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774 1
Guye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean Francois Guye, aged 61, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Guye (post 1700) +

  • Nicolas Philippe Guye, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 2

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 9) Nicolas Guye. Retrieved from on Facebook