Corriveau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Corriveau 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 Corriveau family

The surname Corriveau 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 Corriveau family

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Corriveau Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Corriveau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Corriveau, Corrivault, Corrivaux, Corroy, Corroyer, Corrier, Corriez, Corrège, Courrèges, Corrigier, Corrèges, Correnson, Corret, Corrette, Corette and many more.

Early Notables of the Corriveau 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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United States Corriveau migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Corriveau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Corriveau were

Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Corriveau, who married François Gabory at St. Michel on Oct 19, 1693
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Corriveau, was on record in America in 1763 as a British Deportee
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Malvian Corriveau, aged 20, who immigrated to America, in 1894
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph C. Corriveau, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Lucile Corriveau, aged 25, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1913
  • Wilfrid Corriveau, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Canada Corriveau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marguerite Corriveau, who was married in Quebec in 1650
  • Etienne Corriveau, who was married in 1669 in Sainte-Famille
  • Etienne Corriveau, son of Françoise and Marguerite, who married Catherine Bureau, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 28th October 1669 [2]
  • Jacques Corriveau, son of Etienne and Catherine, who married Françoise Gabory, daughter of Louis and Nicolas, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 19th October 1693 [2]
Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Etienne Corriveau, son of Etienne and Catherine, who married Louise-Françoise Gaboury, daughter of Louis and Nicolas, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 26th August 1700 [2]
  • Pierre Corriveau, who married Anne Gaboury in Saint-Michel on Feb. 6, 1702
  • Guillaume Corriveau, son of Etienne and Catherine, who married Marie-Françoise Rémillard, daughter of François and Anne, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 10th November 1709 [2]
  • Jacques Corriveau, son of Jacques and Françoise, who married Marie Buteau, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 7th October 1724 [2]
  • Joseph Corriveau, son of Pierre and Anne, who married Marie-Françoise Bolduc, daughter of René and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Joachim, Quebec on 2nd November 1728 [2]
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Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Phileas Corriveau, aged 49, who immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Corriveau (post 1700) +

  • David Corriveau (1952-2015), American co-founder of Dave & Buster's (D&B), an American restaurant and entertainment business in 1982
  • Katia Corriveau (b. 1979), Canadian actress
  • Léopold Corriveau (b. 1926), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • John Dennis Corriveau OFM Cap (b. 1941), Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, sixth and current Bishop of Nelson
  • François Corriveau (b. 1969), Canadian politician in Quebec
  • Fred André Corriveau (1928-1993), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward for the Montreal Canadiens
  • André Corriveau, Canadian Gemini Award and two-time Genie Award winning film editor and director
  • André Corriveau, Canadian administrator and general director of the Caisse Populaire Riviera since 1974 who lives in Tracy, Quebec
  • Jacques Corriveau, Quebec businessperson, owner of Pluri Design Canada Inc
  • Yvon Rene Corriveau (b. 1967), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey player

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook
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