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The name Graveleau has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc but the name could have also been derived from the Old French word "grave," which meant "gravel."

Early Origins of the Graveleau family


The surname Graveleau was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Early History of the Graveleau family

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Early History of the Graveleau family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graveleau research.
Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1150, 1248, 1669, 1788, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Graveleau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graveleau Spelling Variations

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Graveleau Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Graveleau include Grave, Grève, de Grèves, Grauve, Greive, Le Grave, de Grave, Graves and many more.

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Early Notables of the Graveleau family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Graveleau family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Hugues, a Lord of Villegly and of Félines; and Jacques Gravier (1651-1708), a French Jesuit missionary in the New World from Moulins, Allier...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graveleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Graveleau family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Graveleau family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Graveleau has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Graveleau were George Grave settled with his wife Elnor and son, John, aged 10; in Virginia in 1620; Hermon Up De Grave settled in Germantown, Pa. in 1693; Joan Grave, aged 30.

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