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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Veilette, Veilet, Veilett, Veillet, Veillett, Veillete, Valette, Valet, Vallet, Valatte, Vallete, La Veilette, La Veilet, La Veilett, La Veilett, Vallette, Vaslett, La Valette, La Vallet, La Vallette, La Vallet and many more.

First found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat at Viesamp-Pern, and were members of the ruling aristocracy of that region. This main stem branched to Vivarais, Perigord, Quercy, Rouergue, and Auvergne, and would emerge as the Marquis de la Valette Chabrioul.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Veilleux research. Another 119 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1568, 1592, and 1661 are included under the topic Early Veilleux History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Veilleux Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • John M Veilleux, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1924

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  • David Veilleux, French professional cyclist
  • Stéphane Veilleux (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger
  • André Veilleux, former Canadian ice hockey player
  • Gérard Veilleux (b. 1942), Canadian president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1989 to 1993
  • Éric Veilleux (b. 1972), retired Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jessy Veilleux, Canadian digital matte artist, digital matte painter and concept artist
  • Stephane Veilleux, Canadian race car driver


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Plus quam valor valetta valet
Motto Translation: Non aes, sed fides.

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The Veilleux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Veilleux 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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