The name Grouard 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."
Early Origins of the Grouard family
The surname Grouard was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family was established in early times.
Early History of the Grouard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grouard 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 Grouard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Grouard Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Grouard include Grou, Groue, Groues, Groulx, Grould, Groul, Groult, Groux, Groud, Grout, de Grout, Groutte, la Groutte, Grouteau, Grouard, Grouet, Groué, Grouais and many more.
Early Notables of the Grouard family (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 Grouard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grouard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grouard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Grouard, who married Marie Têtu in Quebec City in 1689
Grouard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pierre-Lucien Grouard, who married Marie-Anne Tessier in Quebec City in 1728