Veilleux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Veilleux family

The surname Veilleux was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat at Viesamp-Pern, and were members of the ruling aristocracy of that region. This main stem branched to Vivarais, Perigord, Quercy, Rouergue, and Auvergne, and would emerge as the Marquis de la Valette Chabrioul.

This prolific aristocratic family also branched to the north to Brittany at Rivière, and Normandy. The Counts and Dukes of Valette were not of this name, but the Marquis was a Valette. Notable in the family were: Jean Parisot La Valette, Band master of the Order of Malta, 1494-1568; Bernard La Valette, a French gentleman, 1592-1661.

Nicolas Veilleux, son of Nicolas and Perrette (née Roussel), travelled from France to Canada around 1665. After settling in Quebec he married Marguerite Yerdain, daughter of Regne and Jeanne (née Serre), on 5th October 1665 and they had at least nine children together. They remained together at Beaupré until Nicolas died at Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans on 11th October 1714. Marguerite passed away on 30th May 1720. [1]

Early History of the Veilleux family

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Veilleux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Veilette, Veilet, Veilett, Veillet, Veillett, Veillete, Valette, Valet, Vallet, Valatte, Vallete, La Veilette, La Veilet, La Veilett, La Veilett, Vallette, Vaslett, La Valette, La Vallet, La Vallette, La Vallet, Vallez and many more.

Early Notables of the Veilleux family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicolas Vallet (c. 1583 - c. 1642) French-born, Dutch lutenist and composer. He was born at Corbeny, Aisne, but fled...
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United States Veilleux migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Veilleux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lafayette L. Veilleux, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Leviathan" from Brest, France [2]
  • John M Veilleux, aged 29, arrived in New York City, New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Leviathan" from Southampton, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Veilleux (post 1700) +

  • Denise Veilleux, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972 [4]
  • David Veilleux, French professional cyclist
  • Marco Veilleux (b. 1962), Canadian swimmer in the men's 100 metre breaststroke at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Yannick Veilleux (b. 1993), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Stephane Veilleux, Canadian race car driver
  • Jessy Veilleux, Canadian digital matte artist, digital matte painter and concept artist
  • Éric Veilleux (b. 1972), retired Canadian ice hockey player
  • Gérard Veilleux (b. 1942), Canadian president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1989 to 1993
  • André Veilleux, former Canadian ice hockey player
  • Stéphane Veilleux (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger

The Veilleux 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: Plus quam valor valetta valet
Motto Translation: Non aes, sed fides. on Facebook
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