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

Gauvreau Early Origins



The surname Gauvreau was first found in Brittany.

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Gauvreau Spelling Variations


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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.

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Gauvreau Early History


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Gauvreau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gauvreau research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gauvreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gauvreau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gauvreau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gauvreau 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gauvreau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gauvreau (post 1700)



  • Christine M. Gauvreau, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1978
  • Brigadier Joseph Guy Gauvreau (1915-1989), Commanding Officer 6th Canadian Brigade, North-West Europe (1944)
  • 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
  • René Gauvreau, politician in the Canadian province of Quebec
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Gauvreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gauvreau 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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