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The French name Jeuneau was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.
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 Jeuneau include Juneau, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuniau, Jouneau, Jouniau, Jonet, Jonnet, Jonneau, Jonniau, Jonneret, Jonnart, Jeunesse, Jonin and many more.
First found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeuneau research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1613, 1771, 1793, 1800, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Jeuneau History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 172 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeuneau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 Jeuneau 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 Jeuneau were 160 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Pierre Juneau married in Quebec in 1654; Marie Juneau married in 1686 in Trois-Rivières.
The Jeuneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeuneau 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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