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The prominent surname Girardeau originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The name Girardeau is derived from the Germanic personal name Gerhard, which means brave spear.

Early Origins of the Girardeau family


The surname Girardeau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Girardeau family

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Early History of the Girardeau family


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Another 685 words (49 lines of text) covering the years 1325, 1370, 1518, 1528, 1648, 1775, 1789, 1806, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Girardeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Girardeau Spelling Variations

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Girardeau Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gerrard, Girard, Girarde, Girardeau, Girardin, Girart, Girars, Girardes, Jirard, Jirarde, Jirart, Jirars, Guérard, Guirard, Guirarde, Guirart, Guirars and many more.

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Early Notables of the Girardeau family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Girardeau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Girardeau family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Girardeau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girardeau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louis Girardeau, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Girardeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Noel Girardeau, who landed in Canada in 1641

Girardeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Laurent Girardeau, who landed in Canada in 1738

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Contemporary Notables of the name Girardeau (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Girardeau (post 1700)


  • Arnett Elysus Girardeau Sr. (1929-2017), American dentist and politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (1976-1982)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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