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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Comeau. Comeau is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Comeau Early Origins



The surname Comeau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family was established in earlier times.

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Comeau Spelling Variations


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Comeau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Comeau, Commeau, Comeaux, Commeaux, Comot, Commot, Comaud, Commaud, Comault and many more.

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Comeau Early History


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Comeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Comeau research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1603, 1630, 1643, 1659, 1671, 1679, 1682, and 1740 are included under the topic Early Comeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Comeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Comeau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Comeau 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:

Comeau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Comeau, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Alexandre Comeau, who landed in South Carolina in 1755
  • Alexandre Comeau, who arrived in South Carolina in 1775

Comeau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lea Comeau, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Turry, France, in 1907
  • Emile A. Comeau, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Camille Comeau, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1919
  • Clifford Comeau, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1923
  • Charles Comeau, aged 22, who landed in America from Selestal, France, in 1924

Comeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Maurice Comeau, who, at the age of 68 settled in St. Pierre in 1767
  • Honore Comeau, who arrived, at the age of 55, in St. Pierre in 1767 with his wife, Marguerite, aged 33
  • Honore Comeau, aged 55, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Joseph Comeau, aged 41, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Maurice Comeau, aged 68, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Comeau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mary Ealeanor Comeau, aged 3, who emigrated to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1906
  • George Comeau, aged 17, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1919
  • Henry Comeau, aged 60, who emigrated to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1925

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Contemporary Notables of the name Comeau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Comeau (post 1700)



  • Andy Comeau (b. 1970), American actor
  • Michael G. Comeau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996; Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 35-A, 1998
  • Andre Comeau (b. 1971), American singer and songwriter
  • Ambroise-Hilaire Comeau (1860-1911), Canadian merchant and politician in Nova Scotia
  • Louis-Roland Comeau CM (b. 1941), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Napoléon-Alexandre Comeau (1848-1923), Canadian self-taught naturalist and politician, eponym of the city of Baie-Comeau, Quebec
  • Joseph Willie Comeau (1876-1966), Canadian educator and politician in Nova Scotia
  • Phil Comeau CM, Canadian film and television director
  • Raynald "Rey" Xavier Comeau (b. 1948), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey forward
  • Charles-André "Chuck" Comeau (b. 1979), French Canadian drummer for pop punk band Simple Plan
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Comeau Historic Events


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Comeau Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • F. C.  Comeau, Canadian resident from Ashmore Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Comeau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Comeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Comeau 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 18 November 2016 at 17:23.

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