An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
The surname Corriveau is a ancient French name from the province of Champagne. It is thought to be derived from a pre-Latin word "caravu," which meant "rocky place."
The surname Corriveau was first found in Champagne.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corriveau research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1726, 1844, 1858, 1865, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Corriveau History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corriveau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Corriveau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Corriveau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Corriveau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corriveau 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 19 June 2015 at 15:08.