Juneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Juneau was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.

Early Origins of the Juneau family

The surname Juneau was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Important Dates for the Juneau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Juneau research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1613, 1771, 1793, 1800, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Juneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Juneau Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 Juneau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Juneau, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuniau, Jouneau, Jouniau, Jonet, Jonnet, Jonneau, Jonniau, Jonneret, Jonnart, Jeunesse, Jonin and many more.

Early Notables of the Juneau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Jean-Andoche Junot, duke of Abrantès, born in 1771, who was a French general. In 1793 Bonaparte promoted him to officer and made him his aide-de-camp. He would become a General in 1801, colonel-general of the Hussards in 1804, ambassador to Lisbon in 1804, Governour-General of Parme-et-Plaisance in 1806, and commander of the Portuguese Army. Laurie Permon, Dame Junot, was duchess of Abrantès. She married Junot in 1800 and is known for her published work of Napoleon's memoirs, a document which is a...
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Juneau migration to the United States

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Juneau were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Juneau were

Juneau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Juneau, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]

Juneau migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Juneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Juneau married in Quebec in 1654
  • Pierre Juneau, son of Jean and Marie, married Madeleine Duval, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Quebec on 30th August 1654 [2]
  • Jean Juneau, son of Clément and Catherine, married Anne Vuideau, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Quebec on 26th February 1663 [2]
  • Marie Juneau married in 1686 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  • Jean Juneau married in Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1690
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Juneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Juneau, son of Jean-Pierre and Geneviève, married Marie-Françoise Gingras, daughter of Charles and Françoise, in Saint-Augustin, Quebec on 7th November 1721 [2]
  • Barthélemi Juneau, son of Jean-Pierre and Geneviève, married Marie-Louise Gilbert, daughter of Etienne and Marguerite, in Quebec on 19th October 1723 [2]
  • Charles Juneau, son of Jean-Pierre and Geneviève, married Marie-Madeleine Baribaud, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 2nd May 1727 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Juneau, son of Augustin and Élisabeth, married Marguerite Baribeau, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Quebec on 9th February 1728 [2]
  • François Juneau, son of Jean-Pierre and Geneviève, married Marie-Josephte Jean, daughter of Jean-Nicolas and Marie-Madeleine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 18th July 1729 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Juneau (post 1700)

  • William J. "Bill" Juneau (1879-1949), American football player and coach, grandnephew of Solomon Juneau
  • Stan Juneau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2000, 2004 [3]
  • Solomon Juneau (1793-1856), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1835-43; Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1846-47 [3]
  • Carol Juneau (b. 1945), American Democrat politician, Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 1999-; Member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 2004 [3]
  • Pierre Juneau PC OC MSRC (1922-2012), Canadian film and broadcast executive, the first chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and later president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Soloman Laurent Juneau (1793-1856), French Canadian fur trader and founder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, eponym of the SS Solomon Juneau, a Liberty ship
  • Joseph "Joe" Juneau (b. 1968), Canadian professional silver medalist hockey player who played from 1991 to 2004
  • Jean-Pierre Juneau (b. 1945), French Canadian diplomat, the current Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Joseph "Joe" Juneau (1836-1899), French Canadian miner and prospector, most famous for co-founding the city of Juneau, Alaska in the U.S, cousin of Soloman Jeneau
  • Denis Juneau (b. 1925), Quebec artist

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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