The prestigious surname Villeneuve comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Villeneuve is of 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
The surname Villeneuve was first found in Provence, where this noble family has been discovered since ancient times.
Early History of the Villeneuve family
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Villeneuve 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
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacques de Villeneuve who settled in Louisiana in 1740
Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Victor Villeneuve, who settled in New York, NY in 1820
- Louise Villeneuve, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1894
Villeneuve Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Villeneuve, aged 53, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1906
- Leopold Villeneuve, aged 34, who landed in America from France, in 1919
- Gilbert Villeneuve, aged 27, who landed in America from Marseilles, in 1921
- Jean Baptiste Villeneuve, aged 52, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1921
- Fernande Villeneuve, aged 13, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1921
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Villeneuve Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mathurin Villeneuve, who settled in Quebec in 1665
- Mathurin Villeneuve, who arrived in Quebec in 1665
Villeneuve Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Exilda Villeneuve, aged 46, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
- J. F. Villeneuve, aged 31, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
- Leonidas Villeneuve, aged 63, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
- Arianne Villeneuve, aged 21, who landed in Montreal, Canada, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Villeneuve (post 1700)
- Joseph Villeneuve de Janti (1868-1944), French entomologist who specialised in Diptera
- Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763-1806), French admiral during the Napoleonic Wars
- Julien Vallou de Villeneuve (1795-1866), French painter and photographer
- Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve (1756-1794), French writer and politician
- Annie Villeneuve (b. 1983), French-Canadian pop singer-songwriter
- Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve OQ (b. 1971), Canadian automobile racing driver and amateur musician, son of Gilles Villeneuve
- Noble Villeneuve (b. 1938), Canadian politician
- Denis Villeneuve (b. 1967), Quebecois film director and writer
- Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve (1950-1982), Canadian Formula One racing driver
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.