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Giroux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Giroux family


The surname Giroux was first found in Languedoc where this celebrated family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Giroux family


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Giroux Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Giroux family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Giroux family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Giroux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Giroux, who settled in Louisiana in 1756

Giroux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Giroux, who landed in Quebec in 1634

Giroux Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Giroux, who settled in the parish of Saint-Jean, in Quebec, in 1733

Giroux Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Maurice Giroux, who settled in the parish of Saint-Laurent, Quebec, in 1811
  • Jean-Baptiste Giroux settled with his wife, Victoire, in the parish of Saint-Pierre, Quebec, in 1886

Contemporary Notables of the name Giroux (post 1700)


  • Julie Ann Giroux (b. 1961), American Emmy Award winning composer
  • Robert Giroux (1914-2008), American book editor and publisher
  • William K. Giroux, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 10 aerial victories
  • André Giroux (1801-1879), French photographer and landscape art and Genre painter
  • Auguste Giroux, French rugby union player
  • Roland Giroux CC (1913-1991), Canadian Chairman of the Quebec Hydro-Electric Commission (Hydro-Québec) from 1969 to 1977
  • Michelle Giroux (b. 1975), Canadian stage, television and film actress, best known for her many roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival over nine seasons
  • Leonidas Alcidas Giroux (1885-1936), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1924-1936)
  • Mathieu Giroux (b. 1986), Canadian gold and silver medalist speed-skater
  • Lionel Giroux (1935-1995), Canadian midget wrestler, best known by his ring name Little Beaver
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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