Directly translated the word gros means "large". It is thought that the name was originally used for a merchant that sold popular fruits or other various food items. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
Early Origins of the Greaux family
The surname Greaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France but one of the first records of the name was found in England
where William le Gros (died 1179) was the Count of Aumale (Earl of Albemarle), Earl of York, and Lord of Holderness.
The name de Grosso was also found in Normandy around 1180 and it is assumed by some sources that this could be an early root for the name Gros in France. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Greaux family
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Greaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gros, Graux, Graulx, Grot, Graut, Grauts, Grault, Graults, Grau, Graus, Graue, Graues, Gross, de Gros and many more.
Early Notables of the Greaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Greaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Greaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Greaux, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1895
Greaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emmmelinne Greaux, aged 18, who arrived in America from Basseterre, Guadelaupe, in 1908
- Clotilda Greaux, aged 31, who arrived in America from Basseterre, Guadeloupe, in 1910
- Battice Greaux, aged 22, who arrived in America from St. Kitts, British West Indies, in 1913
- Jean Greaux, aged 15, who arrived in America from Port Au Prince, in 1913
- Emanuel Greaux, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Greaux (post 1700)
- Georges Greaux (b. 1961), Saint Martin founder of Windward Islands Airways in 1961
- Alexander "Alex" Greaux (b. 1977), Puerto Rican steeplechaser at the 2004 Summer Olympics