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 Grouteau family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.
Early History of the Grouteau family
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Grouteau Spelling Variations
local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Grouteau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name 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 Grouteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grouteau family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Grouteau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grouteau 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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