Tetreault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tetreault family

The surname Tetreault was first found in Brittany (French: Bretagne).

Louis Tetreau, born in 1634, son of Mathurin and Marie, travelled from St.Martin in Poitou, France to Canada in the 17th century. Louis is recorded as a domestic servant for the Jesuit Fathers in 1662. After arriving in Quebec he married Natalie Landreau at Trois-Rivières on 9th June 1663. Louis and Natalie are recorded as living in Trois-Rivières until 1667, and after that they moved to Hertel around 1669. They had one son, Claude, who was killed at Montreal in September 1695. Louis passed away four years later at Champlain on 22nd June 1699. [1]

Early History of the Tetreault family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tetreault research. More information is included under the topic Early Tetreault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tetreault Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tetreault, Tetrel, Tetreau, Tetrault, Tétrault and many more.

Early Notables of the Tetreault family (pre 1700)

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...
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United States Tetreault migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tetreault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emile Tetreault, aged 29, who settled in Bowery, New York, in 1917
  • Amedee Tetreault, aged 61, who landed in America from Buenos Aires, South America, in 1918
  • Jeane C. Tetreault, aged 35, who settled in Pawtuket, R. I., in 1919
  • Francis L. Tetreault, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1920
  • William Tetreault, aged 25, who immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Tetreault (post 1700) +

  • Tim Tetreault (b. 1970), American Nordic combined skier
  • J.-Eugène Tétreault (b. 1884), Canadian politician, Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Hélène Tétreault (b. 1958), former Canadian handball player who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Ronald Tétreault, Canadian politician in Quebec
  • Martin Tétreault (b. 1958), Canadian free improvisation musician and visual artist
  • Valérie Tétreault (b. 1988), Canadian former professional tennis player
  • Jacques Tétreault (b. 1929), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 1993


The Tetreault Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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