occupational in origin, as it is derived from the work a man did or the profession he pursued. In this case, the name can be traced to the French word "amiral," which means, quite simply, "admiral," a respectful seafaring profession. Thus, the original bearer of the name may have been a sea captain, an admiral.
Early Origins of the Mireau family
Early History of the Mireau family
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Mireau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amirau, Amiraut, Admirault, Lamiral, Ladmiral, Lamirault, Mirault, Mireault and many more.
Early Notables of the Mireau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mireau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Amirault dit Tourangeau, born in 1664 in Tours, France, who was married in 1683 in Port Royal, Acadia; Pierre Amirault who came to Connecticut with his wife, Anne Robichaud Amirault, in 1755.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mireau (post 1700)
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