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Where did the French Trudeau family come from? What is the French Trudeau family crest and coat of arms? When did the Trudeau family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Trudeau family history?

Noble surnames, such as Trudeau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Trudeau, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Trudeau family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in the Isle of France.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Trudeau, Trudelle, Trudel, Trudon, Trudaire and many more.

First found in the isle of France.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trudeau research. Another 71 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1703, 1718, 1733, 1734, and 1744 are included under the topic Early Trudeau History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 121 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Trudeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trudeau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Trudeau, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755

Trudeau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cyril Trudeau, who landed in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1884

Trudeau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Trudeau, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Elzear Trudeau, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Francoise Trudeau, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1923
  • Hector Trudeau, aged 44, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1923
  • Joseph Arthur Trudeau, aged 53, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1923

Trudeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Trudeau, who married in Quebec in 1655
  • Estienne Trudeau, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Étienne Trudeau married in Saint-Marie, Ville-Marie, Quebec in 1662
  • Jeanne Trudeau married in Aubert, Quebec in 1687

Trudeau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • J. G. Trudeau, aged 25, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Charles Auguste Trudeau, aged 23, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Jos. Gustave Trudeau, aged 28, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Frank Emile Trudeau, aged 48, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1913
  • Joseph C. Trudeau, aged 30, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913


  • Garry Beekman Trudeau (b. 1948), American cartoonist of Doonesbury comic strip
  • Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848-1915), American physician who established the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium at Saranac Lake for treatment of tuberculosis
  • Lieutenant General Arthur Gilbert Trudeau (1902-1991), United States Army commander of the 7th Infantry Division during the battle of Battle of Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War
  • Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000), Canadian politician and lawyer, Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984
  • Brigadier George Alex Henry Trudeau (b. 1890), Canadian District Officer Commanding 12th Military District
  • Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP (1971-1971), Canadian Member of Parliament for Papineau, Leader of the Liberal Party, son of Pierre Eliott Trudeau
  • Margaret Joan Sinclair Trudeau Kemper (b. 1948), Canadian former wife of Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Alexandre "Sacha" Trudeau (b. 1973), Canadian filmmaker and journalist, son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • Yves Trudeau (b. 1930), Quebec sculptor


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The Trudeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Trudeau 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.

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