× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


Early Origins of the Gwuilt family


The surname Gwuilt 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.

Close

Early History of the Gwuilt family

Expand

Early History of the Gwuilt family


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

Close

Gwuilt Spelling Variations

Expand

Gwuilt Spelling Variations


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

Close

Early Notables of the Gwuilt family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Gwuilt family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Gwuilt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Gwuilt family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Gwuilt 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..

Close

Gwuilt Family Crest Products

Expand

Gwuilt Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also


Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest