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The surname Griveaux is a name of ancient French origin. It was a Breton name given to a person with gray hair. The name Griveaux is derived from the Old French word "gris," which means "gray," and was often given to someone with gray hair.

Griveaux Early Origins



The surname Griveaux was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at Motte, and were prominent members of the aristocracy.

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Griveaux Spelling Variations


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Griveaux Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Griveaux, including Gris, Griss, Grix, LeGris, Legris, Legriss and many more.

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Griveaux Early History


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Griveaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Griveaux research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 178 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Griveaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Griveaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Griveaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Griveaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Griveaux were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Griveaux were Adrien Legris (1686), Jean Legris (1692 Lépine), and Denis Legris (1728) all arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France.

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    Other References

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    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Griveaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Griveaux 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 10 December 2013 at 16:01.

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