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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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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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