Show ContentsJentile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Jentile family

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.

Early History of the Jentile family

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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.

Early Notables of the Jentile family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Jentile family

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.. on Facebook