Quenneville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Quenneville is derived from the French word "chêne," which means "oak". There is a municipality in France called Quenne, which is located in the department of the Yonne, in the district of Auxerre. Most variations of this surname are derived from location names where there had no doubt been oak trees at one time. For example, the name Quenneville, can be translated as "the village of oaks". [1]

Early Origins of the Quenneville family

The surname Quenneville was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat, and were members of aristocratic families of that region. [1]

The family branched to Picardy and Paris and in 1668 were elevated to the nobility as the Barons of Lusbeke. In the 16th century, bearers of Quesnel were the Seigneurs of Boi-su-Vicomte and gave counsel to the Parliament of Rouen. In the 17th century Pasquier Quesnel was a noted French theologian (1634-1719), and François Quesnay was a distinguished economist and Doctor (1694-1774). Later in Canada, Joseph Quesnel became a distinguished Canadian poet (1749-1809). Judge Jules Quesnay de Beaurepaire was a distinguished jurist (1838-1923).

Early History of the Quenneville family

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Quenneville Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Quenneville, Quesneville, Queneville, Kenville, Quennevil, du Quenneville and many more.

Early Notables of the Quenneville family (pre 1700)

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Quenneville Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Quenneville is the 878th most popular surname. [2]


Canada Quenneville migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Antoine Quenneville, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie Chartran, daughter of HCarles and Madeleine, in Sault-au-Récollet, Quebec on 7th February 1757 [3]
  • Antoine Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Marie Bourdon, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Longueuil, Quebec on 26th May 1710 [3]
  • François Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Thérèse Carbonneau, daughter of Esprit and Marguerite, in Rivière des Prairies, Quebec on 3rd November 1711 [3]
  • François Quenneville, son of François and Thérèse, who married Marie-Catherine Filiatreau, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Saint-François-de-Sales, Quebec on 29th October 1742 [3]
  • Jean Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Marie Deniau, daughter of Gabriel-jean and Marie, in Lachine, Quebec on 5th July 1704 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Quenneville Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Quenneville, who came from Normandy to Canada and who marriage was registered at Notre-Dame de Montréal, Feb. 12, 1674
  • Jean-Baptiste Quenneville, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Louise Lauzon, daughter of Gilles and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th November 1686 [3]
Quenneville Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Marie Deniau, daughter of Gabriel-Jean and Marie, in Lachine, Quebec on 5th July 1704 [3]
  • Antoine Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Marie Bourdon, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Longueuil, Quebec on 26th May 1710 [3]
  • François Quenneville, son of Jean and Denise, who married Thérèse Carbonneau, daughter of Esprit and Marguerite, in Rivières-des-Prairies, Quebec on 3rd November 1711 [3]
  • Louis Quenneville, son of Antoine and Marie, who married Marie-Josephte Benoit, daughter of Étienne and Jeanne, in Longueuil, Quebec on 6th June 1730 [3]
  • Pierre Quenneville, son of François and Thérèse, who married Françoise Labelle, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 1st June 1739 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Quenneville Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ernest Quenneville, aged 47, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1920
  • Antoinette Quenneville, aged 34, who immigrated to Sault Ste Marie, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Quenneville (post 1700) +

  • Peter Quenneville (b. 1994), Canadian professional ice hockey forward for Aalborg Pirates, brother of John Quenneville
  • John Quenneville (b. 1996), Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Binghamton Devils
  • Jason Quenneville (b. 1982), professionally known as DaHeala, a Canadian record producer and songwriter from Toronto
  • Colbert Leo Quenneville (1900-1986), Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 25 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers
  • Claude Quenneville, Canadian sports commentator
  • Joel Norman Quenneville (b. 1958), Canadian former professional NHL hockey player and current coach of the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Raymond Quenneville (b. 1956), Quebec painter


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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