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The Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Guyot name is derived from Guyat, a pet form of the Old French given name Guy.

Guyot Early Origins



The surname Guyot was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat at early times, after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Guyot Spelling Variations


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Guyot Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Wyatt, Wyat and others.

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Guyot Early History


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Guyot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guyot research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1746, 1813, 1460, 1537, 1503, 1542, 1536, 1521, 1554, 1550, 1623, 1588, 1644, 1616 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Guyot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guyot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guyot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Francis Wyatt; Sir Henry Wyatt (1460-1537), an English courtier from Yorkshire; and his son, Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542), an early English language poet and statesman, knighted by Henry VIII in 1536; Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521-1554), an English rebel leader during...

Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guyot Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Guyot or a variant listed above were:

Guyot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bazille Guyot, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Arnold Guyot, who arrived in New Jersey in 1860

Guyot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Guyot, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Guyot, who landed in Acadia in 1686

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guyot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guyot (post 1700)



  • Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884), Swiss-born, American geologist and geographer, eponym of the Guyot lunar crater, Mount Guyot(4) and the Guyot Glacier, Alaska
  • Étienne Guyot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Claude-Étienne Guyot, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Claude Guyot (b. 1947), French silver medalist cyclist at the 1967 UCI Road World Championships
  • René Guyot (b. 1881), French silver medalist trap shooter at the 1900 Summer Olympics
  • Albert Guyot (1881-1947), French racecar driver
  • Laurent Guyot (b. 1969), French former footballer and football manager
  • Dr. Jules Guyot (1807-1872), French physician and agronomist, best known for his work in viticulture
  • Claude-Étienne Guyot (1768-1837), Count of the Empire, a French general of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Guyot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guyot 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 March 2015 at 12:28.

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