Premeaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Premeaux family

The surname Premeaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was anciently seated in a village in Côte-d'Or, in the district of Beaune.

The members of the family also branched to other regions, where several of them distinguished themselves through their various accomplishments. The branch Primard was established in a seigniory in Brittany, erected in 1696 for De Limoges. The branch Primont gave its name to Primont, a village in the department of Ariège.

Claude-François-Marie Primat, a prelate, was born in Lyon in 1747. He was ordained a priest at the age of 28. In 1786, he was named parish priest of Saint-Jacques in Douai, in 1802, he was named to the archdiocese in Toulouse, and in 1806, he was named senator and count of the empire. He died in Toulouse in 1816.

Jean Primeau was a sergeant for Mr. Macari and he travelled from La Rochelle, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Marie Bouchard, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise, at Montreal on 18th November 1686. [1]

Early History of the Premeaux family

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Premeaux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Primeau, Primeaux, Primaud, Primauld, Primaut, Primault, Primaux, Primaulx, Primot, Primat, Primard, Primet and many more.

Early Notables of the Premeaux family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Premeaux family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: François Primeau, who married Madeleine Deneau in Laprairie in 1687; Pierre Primeau, who married Marie-Anne Chouillard in Lachine in 1721; Joachim Primeau, who married Madeleine Benoit in Longueil in 1734.



  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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