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The history of the Perrault name began during the Middle Ages in a region known as Brittany. The French name is derived from the popular French personal name Pierre, which comes from the ancient name Petros, or Peter, meaning rock.

Perrault Early Origins



The surname Perrault was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Launay and Vieux Launay.

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Perrault Spelling Variations


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Perrault 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 Perrault is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Perot, Perrot, Perrotte, Perreault, Perault, Perrault, de Perrot, De Perrot, De Perot, De Perault, De Perrault, Perrott, Perrau, Perraut, Perroud, Peroud, Perraud, Perrauld, Perauld, Peraud, Perroux, Peroux and many more.

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Perrault Early History


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Perrault Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perrault research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1664, 1613, 1688, 1628, 1703, 1810, 1892, 1925, 1644, 1717, 1644, 1691, 1670, 1684, 1687, 1611, 1661, 1613, 1688, 1608, 1680, 1628, 1703, 1644 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Perrault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perrault Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perrault Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas Perrot (1644-1717), French explorer, diplomat, and fur trader, one of the first white men in the Upper Mississippi Valley; François-Marie Perrot (1644-1691), French Governor of Montreal by a royal commission in 1670, and later Governor of Acadia (1684-1687); Nicolas Perot ( ca. 1611-1661)...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perrault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Perrault surname were

Perrault Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eugene Perrault settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Vincent Perrault settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Rene Perrault, who landed in Hancock County, Miss in 1874

Perrault Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Perrault arrived in Quebec from Languedoc in the south of France in 1654
  • Nicolas Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1660
  • Jean Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1688

Perrault Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Francois Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1725 from Isle de France
  • Julien Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1726 from Brittany
  • Pierre Perrault who arrived in Quebec from Angoumois on the west coast of France in 1730
  • Bernard Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1735 from Guyenne
  • Pierre Perrault arrived in Quebec in 1763 from Bourgogne

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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrault (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Perrault (post 1700)



  • Gilles Perrault (b. 1931), French writer and journalist
  • Dominique Perrault (b. 1953), French architect, best known for his design of the French National Library
  • Charles Perrault (1628-1703), French author and member of the Académie française
  • Michel Brunet Perrault (b. 1925), Canadian composer, conductor, music educator, and percussionist
  • Olivier Perrault (1773-1827), Canadian seigneur, lawyer, judge and politician in Lower Canada
  • Joël Perrault (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey centre
  • Raymond Joseph Perrault PC (1926-2008), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and of the Canadian Senate

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Perrault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perrault 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.

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