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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Jentile family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Jentile is a nickname type of surname for a person of good manners and courteous nature derived from the Old French word "gentil."

Jentile Early Origins



The surname Jentile was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in the arrondissement of d'Amiens, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Jentile Spelling Variations


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Jentile Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gentile, Gentille, Jentile, Jentille, Gentiles, Gentilles, Gentil, Jentiles, Jentilles, Chentile, Chentille, Chentiles, Chentilles, Chantile, Chantille, Chantilly, De Chantilly, Chantiles, Chantilles, Jentile, Jentille and many more.

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Jentile Early History


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Jentile Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jentile research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1589, 1652, 1766, 1771, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Jentile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jentile Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jentile Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jentile 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 or some of its variants were: Jacques Gentil, aged 41; settled in Louisiana in 1719; P. Gentil settled in San Francisco in 1852; and Pierre François Gentil, aged 32; settled in New York City in 1810..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Jentile Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jentile 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 2 October 2003 at 15:56.

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