× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Gautreau name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc. The name Gautreau was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Gautreau Early Origins



The surname Gautreau was first found in Languedoc, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.

Close

Gautreau Spelling Variations


Expand

Gautreau Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Gautreau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Cote, Cot, Cotte, Cott, Kott, Kote, Cotée, Cotet, Cotin, Coton, Cottet, Cottin, Cotton, Cotard, Cottard, Lacotte, Cotté, Cottu, Cottarel, Cottebrune, Cotner, Cottez and many more.

Close

Gautreau Early History


Expand

Gautreau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gautreau research. Another 585 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1472, 1656, 1735, 1613, 1600, 1707, 1810, 1841, 1789, 1472, 1564, 1626, 1604, 1681, 1656 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Gautreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Gautreau Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Gautreau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gautreau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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 Gautreau 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 Gautreau were

Gautreau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pierre Gautreau, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Ernestine Gautreau, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1921

Gautreau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Gautreau, aged 58, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Gautreau (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Gautreau (post 1700)



  • Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau (1859-1915), American-born, French Parisian socialite known for her beauty
  • Walter Paul "Doc" Gautreau (1901-1970), American Major League Baseball player, manager and scout
  • Paul N. Gautreau, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 38th District, 1996
  • Amedee Gautreau, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940

Close

Gautreau Family Crest Products


Expand

Gautreau Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gautreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gautreau 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.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest