The surname Tetreau was first found in Brittany.
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Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Peter Tetreault, a shoemaker in Saint-Charles, Quebec in 1851; Bénoni Tetreault was a farmer in Versailles, Quebec in 1871; François-Xavier Tetreault was a carpenter in Verchères, Quebec in 1871; Damien Tétrault was a councillor in Sainte-Brigide... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tetreau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.