Noble surnames, such as Bleau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bleau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Burgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Bleau family originally derived its name from the name of the town of Ble, which was in Burgoigne.
Early Origins of the Bleau family
The surname Bleau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Bleau family
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Bleau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Blé, Bled, Blés, Blée, Blées, Bley, Blez, du Blé, de Blé, de Blee, du Blee, Dublé and many more.
Early Notables of the Bleau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bleau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bleau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maurice Bleau, aged 23, who landed in America from Brighton, England, in 1907
- Eugene Bleau, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Poitiero, France, in 1910
Contemporary Notables of the name Bleau (post 1700)
- Desmond Bleau (b. 1982), Antigua and Barbudan footballer
The Bleau Motto
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: En tous temps du Blé
Motto Translation: At all times of wheat