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Of all the French names to come from the Languedoc of France, Heroux is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was established in very early times.

Heroux Early Origins



The surname Heroux was first found in Languedoc, where the family was established in very early times.

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Heroux Spelling Variations


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Heroux Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Heroux is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Hérou, Herou, Airou, Héroux, Heroux, Airoux, Héroud, Heroud, Airoud, Héroult, Heroult, Airoult, Hérouard, Herouard, Airouard, Haroué and many more.

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Heroux Early History


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Heroux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heroux research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1863, 1914, 1802 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Heroux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heroux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heroux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heroux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Heroux 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 Heroux were

Heroux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Heroux, aged 22, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Heroux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred J. Heroux, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1919
  • James Heroux, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Wilfred Heroux, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • Francis Heroux, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

Heroux Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Napoleon Heroux, aged 28, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1915
  • Joseph A Heroux, aged 45, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heroux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heroux (post 1700)



  • Emile A. Heroux, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 2nd Ward, 1938
  • Denis Héroux OC (1941-2015), Canadian film director and producer made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1983
  • Yves Héroux (b. 1965), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey right winger
  • Alain Héroux (b. 1964), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey left winger
  • Isabelle Héroux, award winning Canadian classical guitarist
  • Michael A Heroux Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Heroux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heroux 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 19 May 2016 at 14:00.

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