The surname Augereaux is derived from the French personal name
Auger, which is itself derived from the Old German name Adalgarius, which means noble spear. Patronymic
surnames, which are a type of hereditary surname, arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic
surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local
language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne
(742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy
. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries.
Early Origins of the Augereaux family
The surname Augereaux was first found in Provence, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Augereaux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Augereaux research.Another 633 words (45 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1560, 1644, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Augereaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Augereaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Auger, Augier, Augey, Augay, Auget, Auge, Augeais, Augger, Auggier, Auggey, Auggay, Augget, Auggeais, d'Auger, d'Augier, d'Augey, d'Augay, d'Auget, d'Augeais, Dauger, Daugier, Daugey, Daugay, Dauget, Daugeais, Augereau, d'Augereau and many more.
Early Notables of the Augereaux family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Eustache Dauger de Cavoye (1637?-1703), the name given for the Man in the Iron Mask (French: L'Homme au Masque de Fer), he spent 34 years in... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Augereaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Augereaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jon Auger settled in Virginia as early as the year of 1637; Adam Auger settled in America in 1699; Jacques Auger settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Auger is recorded in a marriage contract in 1721 in Laneuville, in the province of Qué.