Early Origins of the Reau family
Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Reau family
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Reau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Real, Reael, Reaele, Reals, Riel, Rielle, Rill, Rille, Rile, Rele, Relle, Rels, Rhels, Rhelle, Rhel, Riels, Rhels, van Riel, van Rielle, Réal, Reau, Rheaume, Reaumur and many more.
Early Notables of the Reau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Rheaume, who arrived in Quebec in 1665; Jean-Baptiste Riel, who came to Sorel, Quebec in 1704; Al. Paul Rheaume, who settled in Illinois in 1743.
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