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Noble surnames, such as Gertaux, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Gertaux, 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 Gertaux 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.

Gertaux Early Origins



The surname Gertaux was first found in Lorraine, where the family was anciently established.

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Gertaux Spelling Variations


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Gertaux Spelling Variations



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.

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Gertaux Early History


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Gertaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gertaux research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1744, 1791, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Gertaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gertaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gertaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gertaux 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: 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Gertaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gertaux 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 27 May 2013 at 14:37.

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