The name Quenneville is derived from "Chêne," which means oak tree. There is a municipality in France called Quenne in the department of the Yonne in the district of Auxerre, and most variations of this surname are derived from place names where there had no doubt been oak trees at one time. For example, Quenneville can be translated as "the village of oaks."
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.
Early History of the Quenneville family
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Quenneville 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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Migration of the Quenneville family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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
Quenneville Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Ernest Quenneville, aged 47, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1920
- Antoinette Quenneville, aged 34, who emigrated to Sault Ste Marie, Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Quenneville (post 1700)
- 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