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.
Early Origins of the Gertaux family
The surname Gertaux was first found in Lorraine
, where the family was anciently established.
Early History of the Gertaux family
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Gertaux 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 Gertaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gertaux 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.