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Where did the French Girault family come from? What is the French Girault family crest and coat of arms? When did the Girault family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Girault family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Giroux, Giroulx, Giroud, Girous, Girout, Giroult, Giroust, Girou, Geroux, Geroulx, Gerrou, Jiroux, Jeroux, Gurule and many more.

First found in Languedoc where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Girault research. Another 587 words(42 lines of text) covering the years 1464, 1590, 1667, 1724, 1610, 1600, 1700, 1791, 1628 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Girault History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Girault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Girault Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Girault, aged 30, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • John Girault, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Girault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Edmond Girault, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Rochefort, France, in 1908
  • Albert Girault, aged 43, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Mrs. Albert Girault, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Emile Joseph Girault, aged 50, who landed in America from Angers, France, in 1910
  • Marie Girault, aged 38, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1911


  • Alexandre Arsène Girault (1884-1941), American entomologist who specialised in the study of chalcid wasps
  • Ron Girault (b. 1986), American NFL football safety
  • Olivier Girault (b. 1973), French three-time gold medalist team handball player
  • Jean Girault (1924-1982), French film director and screenwriter who directed more than thirty films
  • Charles-Louis Girault (1851-1932), French architect


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  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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The Girault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Girault 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 18 September 2013 at 10:29.

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