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The name Groudeau 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."

Groudeau Early Origins



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

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Groudeau Spelling Variations


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Groudeau Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Groudeau some of which are 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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Groudeau Early History


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Groudeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Groudeau 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 Groudeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Groudeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Groudeau 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 Groudeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Groudeau has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Groudeau were Jacques Grouard, who married Marie Têtu in Quebec City in 1689; 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



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Groudeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Groudeau 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.

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