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Early Origins of the Gwinett family


The surname Gwinett was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat on the Welsh border. 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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Early History of the Gwinett family

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Early History of the Gwinett family


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Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1543, 1455, 1487 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Gwinett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gwinett Spelling Variations

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Gwinett Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gwinnett, Gwinet, Gwinett, Gwinnet and others.

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Early Notables of the Gwinett family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gwinett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gwinett family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gwinett family to the New World and Oceana


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..

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