Gauvreau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gauvreau surname comes from the Old French personal name Gauvin.

Early Origins of the Gauvreau family

The surname Gauvreau was first found in Brittany.

Important Dates for the Gauvreau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gauvreau research. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gauvreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gauvreau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gauvain, Gavain, Gavin, Gauvin, Gauvent, du Gauvin, de Gauvin, Du Gauvin, Du Gauvain, Des Gauvain, Des Gauvin and many more.

Early Notables of the Gauvreau family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gauvreau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Gauvin who arrived in Quebec in 1662 from Aunis on the west coast of France, although this is likely to be the port of embarkation, rather than his original home.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gauvreau (post 1700)

  • Christine M. Gauvreau, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1978 [1]
  • René Gauvreau, Canadian politician in the province of Quebec
  • Brigadier Joseph Guy Gauvreau (1915-1989), Commanding Officer 6th Canadian Brigade, North-West Europe (1944) [2]
  • Louis-Honoré Gauvreau (1812-1858), physician and political figure in Canada East
  • Charles Arthur Gauvreau (1860-1924), Canadian author, notary, and politician
  • Brent Gauvreau (b. 1980), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jocelyn Gauvreau (b. 1964), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Louis Gauvreau (1761-1822), businessman and political figure in Lower Canada
  • Pierre Gauvreau (1922-2011), Canadian Québécois painter who has also worked in film and television productions
  • Claude Gauvreau (1925-1971), Canadian playwright, poet and polemicist

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Joseph Gauvreau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gauvreau/Joseph_Guy/Canada.html
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