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Gwilt Early Origins



The surname Gwilt was first found in Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn), located in mid-Eastern Wales, one of thirteen historic counties, and anciently the medieval kingdom of Powys Wenwynwyn, where they held a family seat. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Gwilt Spelling Variations


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Gwilt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gwilt, Gwiltt, Gwuilt, Guilt and others.

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Gwilt Early History


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Gwilt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gwilt research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gwilt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gwilt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gwilt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gwilt 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gwilt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frank Gwilt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gwilt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gwilt (post 1700)



  • George Gwilt (1775-1856), the younger, was an English architect
  • Martin Gwilt (1859-1916), English painter
  • Ayesha Gwilt (b. 1989), English actress
  • Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863), English architect and writer, younger son of George Gwilt, architect surveyor to the county of Surrey
  • George Gwilt (1746-1807), also sometimes known as George Gwilt the Elder, an English architect of many buildings in London
  • James Gwilt (b. 1986), Australian rules football player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
  10. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
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The Gwilt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gwilt 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 18 February 2015 at 05:46.

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