Carriveau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Carriveau is an ancient French name from the province of Champagne. It is thought to be derived from a pre-Latin word "caravu," which meant "rocky place."

Early Origins of the Carriveau family

The surname Carriveau was first found in Champagne.

Gilles Corroret was from a family of haberdashers (boutique owners) and became a tour guide, leading foreigners around Paris during the sixteenth century.

Étienne Corriveau, born in 1643, son of François and Marguerite (née Besnard), settled in New France in the 17th century. He married Catherine Bureau, born in 1651, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite (née Verrier), at Sainte-Famille on 28th October 1669. They settled together in Quebec until Étienne's death around 1695. [1]

Early History of the Carriveau family

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Carriveau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corriveau, Corrivault, Corrivaux, Corroy, Corroyer, Corrier, Corriez, Corrège, Courrèges, Corrigier, Corrèges, Correnson, Corret, Corrette, Corette and many more.

Early Notables of the Carriveau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was Thomas-Olivier Corret, who was a Jesuit in 1703 and was employed as a preacher. A Corrette was a composer in Rouen and in 1726 became an organist at Ste-Marie-Madeleine then the following year was the organist for the great priest of France. He published many pieces for the viola or flute, and the violin, masses and motets, and methods for flute and viola, harpsichord, voice, and violin. Ferdinand Corrèges was a sketcher and engraver in 1844. He studied...
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Migration of the Carriveau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 200 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among these was Marguerite Corriveau, who was married in Quebec in 1650.


Contemporary Notables of the name Carriveau (post 1700) +

  • Zach Carriveau (b. 1990), American professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Cara Carriveau, American radio personality in Chicago


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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