From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Loiseau family. Originally, people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Artois is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Loiseau family
The surname Loiseau was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.
Early History of the Loiseau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loiseau research.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1536, 1607, 1617, 1696, 1698, 1708, 1715, 1753, 1764, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Loiseau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Loiseau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loiselle, Loisel, Loiseau, Loiselet, Loiseleur, Loisellier, Loizeau, Loisé, Loizé, Loiset, Loisette, Loisy, Oiseau, Oisel, Oiselle, Oiseleur, Oiselier, Oisé, Oiset and many more.
Early Notables of the Loiseau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loiseau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loiseau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- François Loiseau, who was living in New Orleans in 1726
Loiseau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Loiseau, who arrived in Canada in 1647
Loiseau Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Anne and Antoine Loiseau, who settled in Canada during the 17th century
Contemporary Notables of the name Loiseau (post 1700)
- Dominique Loiseau (1949-2013), French-born, Swiss watchmaker
- Brigadier-General Marie Loiseau (1879-1969), French Commanding Officer Artillery, 26th Infantry Division (1939-1940) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Marie Loiseau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loiseau/Marie-F%C3%A9lix-Henri/France.html
- Brigadier-General Georges Loiseau (1872-1944), French Commanding Officer during World War II CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Georges Loiseau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Loiseau/Georges-Albert-Edmond/France.html