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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Grondin, Grondian, Grondine, Grondan, Grandon, Grandin, Grandian and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of l'Eprevier. They were one of the leading aristocratic families of Normandy. They also branched to De Grondin, a village in the department of Gers in Aquitaine in the region of the midi-Pyrénées.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grondin research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grondin History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Grondin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grondin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michel Grondin, aged 22, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Grondin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Grondin who arrived in Quebec in 1669 from Saintonge on the west coast of France


  • Christophe Grondin (b. 1983), French-Malagasy professional footballer
  • Mickaël Grondin (b. 1987), French goalkeeper
  • David Grondin (b. 1980), French football player
  • Pierre Grondin (1925-2006), Canadian cardiac surgeon who was one of the first doctors to perform a successful heart transplant
  • Marc-André Grondin (b. 1984), Canadian actor
  • Janvier Grondin (b. 1947), Canadian politician
  • Gilles Grondin (1943-2005), Canadian politician


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The Grondin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grondin 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 28 May 2014 at 14:51.

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