The Hureau surname comes from the Old French "hurer" meaning "to bristle," "ruffle," or "stand on end;" as such it was likely a nickname
for someone with an untidy head of shaggy hair. Interestingly, this word for someone whose hair sticks up came to be used for the Huron North American Aboriginal people who lived around Lake Ontario. It has been suggested that Hureau was also sometimes an occupational
name for a sapper, that is, one who laid land mines.
Early Origins of the Hureau family
The surname Hureau was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the name is mentioned twice in a French Armorial of 1696.
Early History of the Hureau family
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Hureau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Huron, Hurel, Hure, Huré, Huret, Hurard and many more.
Early Notables of the Hureau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hureau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hureau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Catherine Hureau, aged 14, who landed in Montreal in 1653
Contemporary Notables of the name Hureau (post 1700)
- Alexandre-Antoine Hureau de Senarmont, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) Alexandre-Antoine Hureau. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html