The prestigious French surname Degregoire is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Degregoire is derived from the ancient Greek personal name
Gregorein, which means watchful or awake.
Early Origins of the Degregoire family
The surname Degregoire was first found in Guyenne where they held a family seat
in the village and estates of Gregoire in the department of Lot-et-Garonne in Tarn in the south of France.
Early History of the Degregoire family
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Degregoire Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gregoir, Gregoire, Greguer, Greguere, De Gregoire, Degregoire, De Gregoir, Degregoire and many more.
Early Notables of the Degregoire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Degregoire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Gregoire who arrived in Quebec in 1685 from Languedoc; as well as Mathurin Gregoire arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Picardy.