Early Origins of the Gwinnett family
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.
Early History of the Gwinnett family
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Gwinnett Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Gwinnett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gwinnett family to the New World and Oceana
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Gwinnett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gwinnett (post 1700)
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