Noble surnames, such as Gertaut, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Gertaut, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine
. 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 originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Gertaut family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine
and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.
Early Origins of the Gertaut family
The surname Gertaut was first found in Lorraine
, where the family was anciently established.
Early History of the Gertaut family
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Gertaut Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guertin, Guertine, Guertard, Guertoud, Guertoux, Guertot, Guerteau, Guerteaux, Guertaux, Guertaud, Guertaut, Gertin, Gertine, Gertard, Gertoud, Gertoux, Gertot, Gerteau, Gerteaux, Gertaux, Gertaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Gertaut family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gertaut family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Guertin, who married Élisabeth Lecamus in Montreal in 1659; Pierre Guertin, who married Marie-Anne Giard in Montreal in 1695; Paul Guertin, who married Marie-Madeleine Plouf in Contrecoeur in 1702.