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Where did the French Roue family come from? What is the French Roue family crest and coat of arms? When did the Roue family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roue family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Riou, Rioux, Rieux, Rioult, Roux, Rou, Roue, de Riou and many more.
First found in Normandy where they held a family seat at Lerous near Rouen in the county of Breteuil, and were descended from Turchil Leroux who lived about 1070. He or his son was known as "Ralph the Red" and stood very high in the favor of King Henry I. Later in 1190 he operated from his castle of Pont-Echanfré near Bernai in the Norman Vexin. He died in the wreck of the "Blanche Nef" with the King's two sons. This main stem of the family were eventually elevated to Barons of the Empire after the Revolution.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Rioux settled in Quebec from Brittany in 1677; Claude Rioux settled in Louisiana in 1719; Jean Roux arrived in Quebec from Saintonge in 1683; near Bordeaux, which might have been the embarkation point rather than his home province..
The Roue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roue 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.
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