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Where did the French Magrou family come from? What is the French Magrou family crest and coat of arms? When did the Magrou family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Magrou family history?

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

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.


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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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  2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 16:02.

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