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

Gerteau Early Origins



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

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Gerteau Spelling Variations


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Gerteau 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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Gerteau Early History


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Gerteau Early History



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

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Gerteau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gerteau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gerteau 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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