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

Vigneau Early Origins



The surname Vigneau 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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Vigneau Spelling Variations


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Vigneau Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Vigneau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Vigneault, Vignault, Vignaux, Vignau, Vignaud, Vigneau and many more.

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Vigneau Early History


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Vigneau Early History



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

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Vigneau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vigneau Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Vigneau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vigneau were

Vigneau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Baptiste Vigneau, who landed in Massachusetts in 1763

Vigneau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Vigneau settled in New Orleans La. in 1821

Vigneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Catherine Vigneau, who arrived in Acadia in 1636
  • Paul Vigneau settled in Quebec in 1670 from Poitou

Vigneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis-Jean Vigneau settled in Quebec in 1728 from Aunis near Bordeaux
  • Abraham Vigneau, aged 33, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Anne Vigneau, aged 29, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Francois Vigneau, aged 9, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Jacques Vigneau, aged 68, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigneau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigneau (post 1700)



  • James Vigneau, American politician, Mayor of Lawndale, California, 1965-67

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Vigneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vigneau 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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