local origin, and is therefore a type of hereditary surname. Local surnames are derived either from an already existing place-name or from a local feature of the geography. In this case, it is derived from the Old French elements ville, which meant farm, and neuve, which meant new. The surname then means "dweller on the new farm."
Early Origins of the Villeneuve family
Early History of the Villeneuve family
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Villeneuve Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Villeneuve, Villeneuves, Villeneufve, Villeneufves, Vileneuve, Vileneuves, Vileneufve, Vileneufves, de Villeneuve and many more.
Early Notables of the Villeneuve family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Villeneuve family to the New World and Oceana
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Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Villeneuve Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Villeneuve Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Villeneuve (post 1700)
The Villeneuve 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: Victori et fideli
Motto Translation: Victory and Faithfulness.
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