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The prestigious surname Claveau originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Claveau originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.

Claveau Early Origins



The surname Claveau was first found in Poitou, where the family was anciently established in a village of Aunis, in the department of Charente-Inférieure, in the district of La Rochelle.

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Claveau Spelling Variations


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Claveau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Clave, de Clave, Clavé, Clavet, Clavette, Clavau, Clavaud, Clavaut, Clavaux and many more.

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Claveau Early History


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Claveau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Claveau research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1815, 1826, 1835, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Claveau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Claveau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Claveau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Claveau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Claveau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Claveau, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Claveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Claveau, a tailor, the son of Eustache and Catherine Bonnet, of Marand, in the diocese of LaRochelle, who married Marie-Louise Doyon in Quebec City in 1736
  • Pierre Claveau, who married Marie-Louise Parant in Montreal in 1746

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Contemporary Notables of the name Claveau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Claveau (post 1700)



  • Thomas J. Claveau, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Hudson, 1956
  • Brigadier-General Charles Claveau (1891-1954), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Charles-Marie-Ludovic-Henri Claveau (1891-1954), general

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Claveau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Claveau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:06.

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