Crepeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crepeau research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1772, 1788, 1796, 1825, 1827, 1851, 1856, 1859, 1860, 1862, 1866, 1885, and 1892 are included under the topic Early Crepeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crepeau Spelling Variations

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)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crepeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Crepeau World Ranking

In the United States, the name Crepeau is the 15,880th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Crepeau is ranked the 808th most popular surname. [2] And in France, the name Crepeau is the 7,339th popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [3]


Canada Crepeau migration to Canada +

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
  • Maurice Crepeau, son of Jean and Suzanne, who married Marguerite Laverdure, daughter of Martin and Jacqueline, in Quebec on 12th October 1665 [4]
Crepeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Maurice Crepeau, son of Maurice and Marguerite, who married Marie Audet, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Saint-Jean-de-l'ìle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 6th February 1702 [4]
  • Robert Crepeau, son of Maurice and Marguerite, who married Madeleine Lemelin, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 6th November 1703 [4]
  • Pierre Crepeau, son of Maurice and Marguerite, who married Angélique Aubuchon, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Ursule, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 17th May 1712 [4]
  • Pierre Crepeau, son of Maurice and Marguerite, who married Marie Leduc, daughter of Lambert and Jeanne, in Montreal, Quebec on 15th September 1715 [4]
  • Basile Crepeau, son of Maurice and Marie, who married Marguerite Raté, daughter of Pierre-Ignace and Hélène, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 26th November 1725 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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