The Garnot 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 Garnot family
The surname Garnot 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 Garnot family
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Garnot 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 Garnot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garnot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Garnaud, who came from La Rochelle and settled in Quebec in 1663; Francois Garnaux, who arrived in Montreal in 1685; as well as Harriet Garneau, who was on record in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada..