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Arseneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Arseneau is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at Arcine, in the Canton of Haute- Savoie in Normandy.


Early Origins of the Arseneau family


The surname Arseneau was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family has held a family seat since very early times.

Early History of the Arseneau family


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Arseneau Spelling Variations


There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Arsenault, Arsenaul, Arsenaulte, Arsenauld, Arsenaud, Arsenaut, Arsenot and many more.

Early Notables of the Arseneau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Arseneau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arseneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Arseneau married Suzanne Lecomte in 1665 and had 1 son, Michel and settled in Canada

Arseneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • lean Arseneau, aged 36, who arrived in Acadia in 1765
  • Pierre Arseneau, aged 36, who arrived in Acadia in 1765
  • Rose Arseneau, aged 17, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Joseph Arseneau, aged 13, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Louise Arseneau, aged 48, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Arseneau (post 1700)


  • Jeffery Andrew Arseneau, American film actor
  • Joseph Brant Arseneau (b. 1967), American financial pioneer in developing techniques for third world housing and renewable energy with the use of Renewable Energy Derivatives
  • Jacques Arseneau (b. 1767), French fur trapper and explorer
  • Marc Arseneau (b. 1943), French professional footballer
  • Benjamin Arseneau, Canadian politician, Mayor of Saint-Benjamin, Quebec
  • Ben Arseneau, Canadian musician, member of the band Boys Night Out
  • Maxime Arseneau (b. 1949), Canadian radio host and teacher and former Quebec politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (2001-2003), Minister of Tourism (1998-2001)

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