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The surname Magrou was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Maigre, Lemaigre, Maigret, Maigrot, Meigret, Mégret, Magre, Magret, Magrin, Magrou, Magron, Maigrot, Megret, Major and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magrou research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1408 and 1756 are included under the topic Early Magrou History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Magrou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

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The Magrou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magrou 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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