The Garnaux family originally derived its surname from the seigneury of Garneau in the region of Poitou. 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 often denoted the proprietorship of a village or estate; in other instances they indicated where a person had moved from.
Early Origins of the Garnaux family
The surname Garnaux was first found in Poitou where they held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneury of Garneau in the region of Saintonge in the diocese of Saintes in the parliament of Bordeaux.
Early History of the Garnaux family
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Garnaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Garnaud, Garnault, Garneau, Garneault, Garineau, Garinaud, Garino, Garinois, Garinot, Garnot, Garnoux, Le Garnaud, Legarnaud, Le Garnault, Legarnault, Le Garneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Garnaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garnaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Garnaux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Garnaux, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1768 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Garnaux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Francois Garnaux, who arrived in Montreal in 1685
- Francois Garnaux, aged 25, who landed in Montreal in 1685