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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (Réaux) : French (Réau): variant of Réal 2 or 3, in the latter case probably referring specifically to Réaux in Charente-Maritime.
  • The name is found in Canada as Rheault, Rault; an immigrant from La Rochelle, France, was in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, by 1664. Another line known as Durault, from the Saintonge region of France, was in Cap Madeleine by 1690, with the secondary surnames <xref>Lavergne</xref> and Saintongeais. Other associated secondary surnames include <xref>Alexandre</xref> and Morinville.

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