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Rioux Early Origins



The surname Rioux was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Lerous near Rouen in the county of Breteuil, and were descended from Turchil Leroux who lived about 1070. He or his son was known as "Ralph the Red" and stood very high in the favor of King Henry I. Later in 1190 he operated from his castle of Pont-Echanfré near Bernai in the Norman Vexin. He died in the wreck of the "Blanche Nef" with the King's two sons. This main stem of the family were eventually elevated to Barons of the Empire after the Revolution.

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Rioux Spelling Variations


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Rioux Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Riou, Rioux, Rieux, Rioult, Roux, Rou, Roue, de Riou and many more.

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Rioux Early History


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Rioux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rioux research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rioux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rioux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rioux Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rioux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Rioux settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Claude Rioux, aged 22, landed in Louisiana in 1719

Rioux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Rioux settled in Quebec from Brittany in 1677

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rioux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rioux (post 1700)



  • Johnny Rioux, Boston-based musician
  • Napoléon Rioux (1837-1899), Canadian seigneur, merchant and politician in Quebec who represented Témiscouata in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1892 to 1897
  • Matthias Rioux (b. 1934), Canadian politician who represented Matane in the National Assembly of Quebec from 1994 to 2003
  • Georges Rioux, Canadian diplomat
  • Jean Rioux (b. 1953), Canadian educator, businessman and politician in Quebec who represented Iberville in the Quebec National Assembly from 2003 to 2007
  • Laurent Rioux (b. 1943), Canadian NASCAR driver
  • Gerry Rioux (b. 1959), Canadian NHL ice hockey player with the Winnipeg Jets (1979-1980)
  • Pierre Rioux (b. 1962), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Rioux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rioux Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 14:55.

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