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The name Grou is tied to the ancient French culture that is at the heart of Western civilization. It comes from This particular name was devised in Normandy, a region at the north of the country, from the Old French personal name Gréoul. This name is composed of the Germanic elements "gred," which means "desire," and "wulf," which means "wolf."

Grou Early Origins



The surname Grou was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

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Grou Spelling Variations


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Grou Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Grou, including Grou, Groue, Groues, Groulx, Grould, Groul, Groult, Groux, Groud, Grout, de Grout, Groutte, la Groutte, Grouteau, Grouard, Grouet, Groué, Grouais and many more.

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Grou Early History


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Grou Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grou research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1518, 1600, 1640, 1731, 1733, 1743, 1803, 1814, 1825, 1826, 1866, 1870, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Grou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grou Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grou Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was John Grout (c.1643-1697), an American colonial military figure and selectman for Sudbury, Massachusetts; Jean-Nicolas Grou (1731-1803); Thomas Pierre-Adrien Groult (1733-1814), the founder of the Academic...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grou 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grou Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marie Goguet Grou, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Jean Grou, who landed in Montreal in 1671

Grou Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Grou, who married Jeanne Cousineau in Montreal in 1708
  • Jean Grou, who married Agathe Hay in St-Laurent in 1726

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Grou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grou 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 4 July 2014 at 08:38.

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