The name Marionneau comes from the ancient Medieval culture of France, that specifically of a northwestern region known as Breton
. It was a name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Marionneau was derived from the Hebrew
name Miryam, which means wished for child.
Early Origins of the Marionneau family
The surname Marionneau was first found in Brittany
, where this family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Marionneau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marionneau research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1483, 1598, 1620, 1661, 1669, 1684, 1704, 1780, 1795, 1810, 1814, 1816, 1820, 1821, 1870, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Marionneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marionneau Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Marionneau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Marion, Marionnaud, Marionneau, Mariot, Mariotte, Mariolle, Marie, Mariel, Marielle, Marionel, Marionelle, Mariet, Mariette, Mariéton and many more.
Early Notables of the Marionneau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marionneau family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. 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, Acadia 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 Marionneau were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Marionneau were
Marionneau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Pierre Marionneau, who lived in Louisiana in 1722
Marionneau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alexandre Marionneau, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1918
- Edouard Marionneau, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1924
The Marionneau Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nos murs, nos lois
Motto Translation: Our walls, our laws