Gareau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Gareau family

The surname Gareau was first found in Languedoc where they had been anciently seated in the seigneurie of d'Arreau, a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées in the arrondissement of Bagnères in the south-west of France.

Important Dates for the Gareau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gareau research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1825 is included under the topic Early Gareau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gareau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garreau, Gareau, Garreault, Gareault, Garron, Garon, Garren, Garau, Garaud, Garaude, Garault, Garaut, Garot, Garoui, Garraud, Garrault, Garraut, Garrot, Garroui, Garriau, Garriaud, Garriot, Garro, Garros, Garroutte, Garrot, Garrow, Garrod, Garroux, Le Garreau, Legarreau, Le Gareau, Legareau, Le Garault, du Garreau and many more.

Early Notables of the Gareau family (pre 1700)

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Gareau migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gareau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Gareau, who arrived in New York state in 1715
Gareau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. Gareau, who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • Edmund Gareau, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1879

Gareau migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gareau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Gareau who settled in Quebec in 1670 from Aunis on the west coast of France
Gareau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Gareau also arrived in Quebec from Aunis in 1731
  • René Gareau, who arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1759
  • Pierre Gareau, who arrived in Quebec from Maine in 1788

Contemporary Notables of the name Gareau (post 1700)

  • Louis Gareau, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • France Gareau (b. 1967), Canadian athlete who won the Silver medal in the 4 x 100 meters event at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Jacqueline Gareau (b. 1953), Canadian runner who won the Boston Marathon on April 21, 1980

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Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 5) Louis Gareau. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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