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The name Gauthreaux is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the Old French personal name Gauldheri, which means army ruler. This name was adopted by a person who held a commanding position in a medieval French army.

Gauthreaux Early Origins



The surname Gauthreaux was first found in Languedoc, where this celebrated family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Gauthreaux Spelling Variations


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Gauthreaux Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Gauthreaux, including Gauthier, Gauthié, Gauthyer, Gauthyé, Gauthiait, Gauthiai, Gauthiaie, Gauthiay, Gauthiez, Gothier, Gothié, Gothyé, Gothyer, Gothiait, Gothiai, Gothiaie, Gothiay, Gothiez, Gauthyait, Gauthyai, Gauthyaie, Gauthyay, Gauthyez, Gautier, Gauithier, Gautiez, Gautiait, Gautiaie, Gautiaies, Gautiais, Gautiai, Gautyer, Gautyez, Gautyait, Gautyaie, Gautyaies, Gautyaie, Gautyais, Gautherii and many more.

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Gauthreaux Early History


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Gauthreaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gauthreaux research. Another 410 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1568, 1624, 1642, 1643, 1669, 1700, 1714, 1717, 1723, 1746, 1772, 1778, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Gauthreaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gauthreaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gauthreaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gauthreaux 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



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Gauthreaux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gauthreaux were

Gauthreaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elei Gauthreaux, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Lela Gauthreaux, aged 28, who emigrated to New Orleans, La, in 1919
  • Lela Gauthreaux, aged 32, who arrived at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gauthreaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gauthreaux (post 1700)



  • Joseph "Joe" Edward Gauthreaux Jr. (b. 1976), American house music DJ and producer
  • Everette F. Gauthreaux, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Gauthreaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gauthreaux 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 3 November 2015 at 11:42.

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