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Early Origins of the Goudreau family

The surname Goudreau was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Goudreau family

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Goudreau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gaudreault, Gaudreau, Gaudrault, Gaudruau, Gaudru, Gaudriault, Gaudriaud, Goudreau, Goudreault, Goudreaux, Goudrault, Goudraux, Goudrot, Coudreau, Coudreaux, Coudraut, Coudrot, Coudrolt, Goudrow and many more.

Early Notables of the Goudreau family (pre 1700)

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Goudreau Ranking

In the United States, the name Goudreau is the 14,057th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Goudreau is ranked the 550th most popular surname. [2]

United States Goudreau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Goudreau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Madeleine B. Goudreau, aged 19, who immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, in 1919
  • Viola Goudreau, aged 35, who settled in Mountain Neck, New Jersey, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Goudreau (post 1700) +

  • Barry Goudreau (b. 1951), American musician, one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston
  • Charles E. Goudreau, American politician, Mayor of North Plainfield, New Jersey, 1953-54 [3]
  • Albert Goudreau (1887-1962), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Richmond (1935-1939)
  • Hector Goudreau (b. 1950), Canadian politician, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace (2004-)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook