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

Vigneault Early Origins



The surname Vigneault 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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Vigneault Spelling Variations


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Vigneault Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Vigneault 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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Vigneault Early History


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Vigneault Early History



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

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Vigneault Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vigneault Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vigneault 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vigneault Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Vigneault settled in Quebec in 1724 from Saintonge near Bordeaux

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigneault (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vigneault (post 1700)



  • Michel Vigneault (1944-1978), Canadian professional wrestler
  • Guillaume Vigneault (b. 1970), French-Canadian novelist
  • Steve "Lion Heart" Vigneault, Canadian mixed martial artist
  • Gilles Vigneault (b. 1928), Canadian poet, publisher and singer-songwriter
  • Sonia Vigneault, French-Canadian actress
  • Alain Vigneault (b. 1961), Canadian head coach of the National Hockey League Vancouver Canucks

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Vigneault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vigneault 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 21 June 2015 at 20:45.

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