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The Garneau 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.

Garneau Early Origins



The surname Garneau 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.

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Garneau Spelling Variations


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Garneau Spelling Variations



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.

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Garneau Early History


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Garneau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garneau research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garneau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garneau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Garneau 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:

Garneau Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Garneau, who was on record in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garneau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garneau (post 1700)



  • Chris Garneau (b. 1982), American singer-songwriter
  • Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau C.C., CD, Ph.D., F.C.A.S.I., MP (b. 1949), Canadian politician, former NASA astronaut, former President of the Canadian Space Agency from 2001 to 2006, Minister of Transport (2015-)
  • Louis Garneau OC, CQ (b. 1958), Canadian road racing and track cyclist and cyclewear manufacturer
  • François-Xavier Garneau (1809-1866), Quebec historian and poet, Garneau's three-volume "Histoire du Canada" described the early pioneering history of Canadian settlers

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Garneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garneau 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 4 November 2015 at 15:09.

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