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Gregoire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The prestigious French surname Gregoire is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Gregoire is derived from the ancient Greek personal name Gregorein, which means watchful or awake.


Early Origins of the Gregoire family


The surname Gregoire was first found in Guyenne where they held a family seat in the village and estates of Gregoire in the department of Lot-et-Garonne in Tarn in the south of France.

Early History of the Gregoire family


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Gregoire Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gregoir, Gregoire, Greguer, Greguere, De Gregoire, Degregoire, De Gregoir, Degregoire and many more.

Early Notables of the Gregoire family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gregoire family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gregoire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Basile Gregoire, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gregoire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Gregoire, who arrived in America in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • D Gregoire, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sen. Gregoire, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gregoire Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Gregoire, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Louis Gregoire, who arrived in Montreal in 1662
  • Mathurin Gregoire, who arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Picardy
  • Mathurin Gregoire, son of Valentin and Marguerite, married Françoise Loiseau, daughter of Nicolas and François, in Quebec on 7th October 1669 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Francois Gregoire who arrived in Quebec in 1685 from Languedoc
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gregoire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Julien Gregoire, son of Mathurin and Françoise, married Françoise De Serre, daughter of Antoine and Mathurine, in Contrecoeur, Quebec on 8th August 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-François Gregoire, son of François and Mathurin, married Geneviève Liénard, daughter of Sébastien and Françoise, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 12th November 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Mathurin Gregoire, son of Mathurin and Françoise, married Élisabeth Sajolle, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Saint-Ours, Quebec on 25th March 1718 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean-Baptiste Gregoire, son of Joseph and Marie, married Marie-Josephte Chapelain, daughter of Joseph-Louis and Anne, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 29th October 1726 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Gregoire, son of François and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Louise Bordeleau, daughter of Antoine and Catherine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 1st March 1734 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gregoire (post 1700)


  • Jean-Albert Grégoire (1899-1992), French automotive engineer, pioneer of the front-wheel-drive car
  • Henri Grégoire (1750-1831), French Roman Catholic priest, constitutional Bishop of Blois and a revolutionary leader
  • Joseph-Ernest Grégoire (1886-1980), French Canadian politician
  • Gabriel Grégoire (b. 1953), Canadian former CFL defensive lineman for the Montreal Alouettes (1976-1980)
  • Gilles Grégoire (1926-2006), French Canadian politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois
  • Christine O'Grady Gregoire (b. 1947), American politician, 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Washington (2005-2013)
  • Most Reverend Paul Gregoire, Archbishop of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Russell Gregoire MacLellan (b. 1940), Canadian politician, 24th Premier of Nova Scotia from 1997 to 1999

Historic Events for the Gregoire family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Guy L.  Gregoire (1890-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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