Brittany. The French name is derived from the popular French personal name Pierre, which comes from the ancient name Petros, or Peter, meaning rock.
Early Origins of the Perroux family
Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Launay and Vieux Launay.
Early History of the Perroux family
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Perroux Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name Perroux, including 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.
Early Notables of the Perroux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Perroux family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Perroux has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Perroux were Pierre Perrault who arrived in Quebec from Angoumois on the west coast of France in 1730; Nicolas(1660) and Pierre(1763) arrived in Quebec from Bourgogne.
Contemporary Notables of the name Perroux (post 1700)
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