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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 renown family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Goudreau research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1612, 1700, 1716, 1773, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Goudreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 emigrated to Chicago, Illinois, in 1919
  • Viola Goudreau, aged 35, who settled in Mountain Neck, New Jersey, in 1924
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  • 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
  • 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-)
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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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