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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Rougeau is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The family name Roget is derived from the popular Old French given name Rogier, meaning famous spear.

Rougeau Early Origins



The surname Rougeau was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Rougeau Spelling Variations


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Rougeau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roget, Roger, Rogier, Rogey, Rogay, Rogger, Rauget, Rauger, Raugey and many more.

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Rougeau Early History


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Rougeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rougeau research. Another 557 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1259, 1620, 1622, 1700, 1642, 1715, 1665, 1722, 1550, 1617 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Rougeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rougeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rougeau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was François Roger de Gaignières (1642-1715), French genealogist, antiquary and collector; Estienne Roger (1665-1722), a French printer and publisher who worked in the Netherlands; and Louis de...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rougeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Roget settled in Philadelphia in 1828; Allian Roger, aged 35; settled with his son, Caleb, 15; in Jamaica in 1684; Andrew Roger settled in Nevis in 1663-1679.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rougeau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rougeau (post 1700)



  • René Anthony Rougeau (b. 1986), American professional basketball player
  • Lauriane Rougeau (b. 1990), Canadian two-time gold and four-time silver medalist ice hockey player
  • Jean Rougeau (1929-1983), French-Canadian professional wrestler, known by his ring name Johnny Rougeau
  • Raymond "Ray" Rougeau (b. 1955), French-Canadian former professional wrestler and French language television presenter and commentator
  • Armand Rougeau (b. 1961), French-Canadian professional wrestler
  • Jacques Rougeau Sr. (b. 1930), French-Canadian former professional wrestler, father of wrestlers Jacques Rougeau, Armand Rougeau and Raymond Rougeau
  • Jacques Rougeau Jr. (b. 1960), French-Canadian retired professional wrestler

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rougeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rougeau 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 24 February 2016 at 08:23.

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