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The Dureau surname evolved from the Old French word "dur," meaning "hard," or "hardy." In some instances the name may have developed from the prefix "de" meaning "son of," as in de Huré becoming Duré.

Dureau Early Origins



The surname Dureau was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. They were anciently the Lords and Counts of Auvergne and Brettagne.

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Dureau Spelling Variations


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Dureau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duré, Dure, Durat, Durate, Duret, Durel, Durelle, Durette, Durot, Dureau, D'Huré, Hurette, Hureau, Hurel and many more.

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Dureau Early History


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Dureau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dureau research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1488, 1648, and 1677 are included under the topic Early Dureau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dureau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dureau Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Durel, who arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1759; Roland Duret, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719; as well as George and Isabelle Girard Durelle, who came from La Rochelle to Canada..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dureau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dureau (post 1700)



  • George Dureau (1930-2014), American artist, known for his charcoal sketches and black and white photography

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Dureau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Dureau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dureau 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 8 April 2014 at 15:42.

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