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The history of the French name Vignaux begins among the people of the province of Limousin. Vignaux was a name for someone who lived in Limousin.

Vignaux Early Origins



The surname Vignaux was first found in Limousin where this distinguished family held a family seat at Villefort as members of the aristocracy of that region.

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Vignaux Spelling Variations


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Vignaux Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Vigneault, Vignault, Vignaux, Vignau, Vignaud, Vigneau and many more.

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Vignaux Early History


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Vignaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vignaux research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1789 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Vignaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vignaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vignaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vignaux 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Vignaux has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vignaux were Louis-Jean Vigneau settled in Quebec in 1728 from Aunis near Bordeaux, but this is thought to be the port of embarkation, rather than his home province.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Vignaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vignaux 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 28 March 2016 at 15:26.

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