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Ancient French historical documents reveal Anjou as the origin of the name Croteau. Croteau was a name for a person who lived near a notable burial ground. The name is derived from the Latin word "crypta," which means "crypt."

Croteau Early Origins



The surname Croteau was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

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Croteau Spelling Variations


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Croteau 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 Croteau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Crotte, de la Crotte, Crôtte, Crotteau, Croteau, Crôteau, Crôtteau, Crottard, Crotard, Crôtard, Crôttard, Crottet, Crotet, Crotey and many more.

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Croteau Early History


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Croteau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Croteau research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1512 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Croteau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Croteau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Croteau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Croteau 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:

Croteau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Croteau, who landed in Canada in 1681
  • Louis Croteau, who married Marie-Louise Bordeleau in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1695

Croteau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Croteau, who married Marie Chartré in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1715
  • Jacques Croteau, who married Marie-Charlotte Dupont in St-Antoine-Tilly in 1728
  • Prisque Croteau, who married Madeleine Bourgoin in St-Antoine-Tilly in 1744

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Contemporary Notables of the name Croteau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Croteau (post 1700)



  • Julie Croteau, first woman to play men’s NCAA baseball
  • Robert Croteau (b. 1952), French professional footballer
  • François Croteau (b. 1972), Canadian city councillor from Montreal, Quebec
  • Gary "Crow" Croteau (b. 1946), retired Canadian ice hockey forward

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Croteau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Croteau 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 15 December 2015 at 12:15.

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