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


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.

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.


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.


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


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


  • Barry Goudreau (b. 1951), American musician, one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston
  • Hector Goudreau (b. 1950), Canadian politician, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace (2004-)
  • Albert Goudreau (1887-1962), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Richmond (1935-1939)


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  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Goudreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goudreau 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 March 2014 at 16:35.

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