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Where did the French Gregoire family come from? What is the French Gregoire family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gregoire family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gregoire family history?

The prestigious French surname Gregoire is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Gregoire is derived from the ancient Greek personal name Gregorein, which means watchful or awake.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregoir, Gregoire, Greguer, Greguere, De Gregoire, Degregoire, De Gregoir, Degregoire and many more.

First found in Guyenne where they held a family seat in the village and estates of Gregoire in the department of Lot-et-Garonne in Tarn in the south of France.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gregoire research. Another 180 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1531 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Gregoire History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Gregoire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gregoire Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Basile Gregoire, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756

Gregoire Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Louis Gregoire, who arrived in America in 1804
  • D Gregoire, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1832
  • Sen. Gregoire, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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  • Henri Grégoire (1750-1831), French Roman Catholic priest, constitutional Bishop of Blois and a revolutionary leader
  • Jean-Albert Grégoire (1899-1992), French automotive engineer, pioneer of the front-wheel-drive car
  • Christine O'Grady Gregoire (b. 1947), American politician, 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Washington (2005-2013)
  • Gilles Grégoire (1926-2006), French Canadian politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois
  • Most Reverend Paul Gregoire, Archbishop of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gabriel Grégoire (b. 1953), Canadian former CFL defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes (1976-1980)
  • Joseph-Ernest Grégoire (1886-1980), French Canadian politician


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The Gregoire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gregoire 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 4 March 2014 at 21:02.

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