Noble surnames, such as Crepeau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Crepeau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine
. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Crepeau family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine
and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.The name was first found in Crepey, in the department of Meurthe, in the district of Toul.
Early Origins of the Crepeau family
The surname Crepeau was first found in Lorraine
, where the family was established in Crepey, in the department of Meurthe, in the district of Toul.
Early History of the Crepeau family
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Crepeau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Crepeau, Crépeau, Crepy, Crépy, Crepu, Crépu, Crepeaux, Crépeaux, Crepaux, Crépaux, Crepin, Crépin, Crepon, Crépon, Crepey, Crépey, Crepet, Crépet, Crepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Crepeau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Crepeau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Crepeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jeanne Crepeau, who settled in Montreal in 1659
- J Crepeau, who landed in Montreal in 1659
- Jeanne Crepeau, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
- Maurice Crepeau, who arrived in Quebec in 1665
Contemporary Notables of the name Crepeau (post 1700)
- Michel Crépeau (1930-1999), French centre-left politician
- François Crépeau (b. 1960), Canadian lawyer, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants (2011-)
- Aurélie Crépeau (1833-1910), Canadian Catholic nun, known as Mother Youville, founder of the Grey Nuns of Nicole
- Maxime Crépeau (b. 1994), Canadian soccer player
- Justice Jean Crepeau, Canadian superior court judge, Montreal
- Paul-André Crépeau CC OQ FRSC (1926-2011), Canadian legal academic who led the reforms of the Civil Code of Quebec and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
- Claude Crépeau, Canadian professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University