patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Pageau family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Pageau was an occupational name for a young servant to a nobleman who was in the first stage of training for knighthood. Such a servant was known in Old French as a page.
Early Origins of the Pageau family
Early History of the Pageau family
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Pageau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Page, Pages, Pagé, Paget, Pager, Pageot, Pajot, Pageon, Pagenot, Pagenel, Pagenelle, Pageard, Pageaud, Pageau and many more.
Early Notables of the Pageau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pageau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joane Page, who settled in Virginia in 1670; David Paget, who settled in Maryland, with his wife, Maudlin, and his children, in 1711; François Pagé.
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