Languedoc. The French name is derived from the ancient given name Michael, meaning one who is like God.
Early Origins of the Micheaux family
Languedoc where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Micheaux family
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Micheaux Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name Micheaux, including Micheaux, Micheau, Michau, Michaud, Michaux, Michault, Micheault, Michoult, Micho, Michot, Michos, Mycheaux, Mycheau, Mychau, Mychaux, Des Micheaux, Des Mycheaux, Mychaud, Des Michaux and many more.
Early Notables of the Micheaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Micheaux family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Micheaux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Micheaux were Jean-Baptiste Michau who settled in Quebec in 1697; Joseph Michaud settled in Quebec in 1702; F. Michaud, aged 31; settled in New Orleans in 1823; J. F. Michaud, aged 44.
Contemporary Notables of the name Micheaux (post 1700)
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