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18:54 Jun 29, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: de garmeaux brian
i'm not sure how this tern was used i would just like to know what it means

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naBrian de GARMEAUX
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
namots inexistantsDaniela Petrova
najust a family nameAlbert Golub



5 hrs
just a family name

must have a french etymon but i haven't been able to trace it roots , i would say it must be related to a place where some trees grew a bit like des ormeaux

Albert Golub
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PRO pts in pair: 359
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5 hrs
mots inexistants

Ces mots n'existent pas en français; en plus ce syntagme et syntaxiquement impossible. Assurez-vous que l'orthographe des termes est correcte.

Daniela Petrova
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17 hrs

Firstly, as is common in France, the surname has been noted first, the first name has been noted second.

Secondly, there are two possible interpretations :

1 – the « de » means that something is being referred to which has been done « by » the person named, Brian Germeaux

2 – the full name of the person is Brian de Germeaux (un nom à particule, generally indicative of an old French family of aristocratic origin). The second one is more likely. Here’s why.

A couple of entries on the web :


Wheeling Chamber of Commerce community care page lists a « De Garmeaux L W DC :701Wheeling Ave, Glen Dale, WV, 304-845-8828 »


In Wheeling agin, a certain Gabe de Garmeaux gets an honorable mention – part of a football sqaud.

Conclusion ? There is at least one family by that name in Ohio !

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/roots-l/messages/01feb/143028 (One family member has been looking into her roots)

Subject: [ROOTS-L] De Garmeaux that came with Lafayette!

My ancestors also came to America with Lafayette. My g-great grandfather
was Isaac Garmoe. My family has an original obituary of one of his sons
that states that his grandfather came to America with Lafayette and that
the name was De Garmeaux

There several spellings of the name that I have found. These include GARMO,
GARMOE, GARMORE, GARMOUR, GARMOX. My known ancestor was Garmo most of the
time but I have found him and his sons and daughters by different spellings
of the name.

Message #2 is the second time that I have heard of ancestors coming to
America with Lafayette. I would certainly like to get this puzzle solved.

Margaret {Garmoe}Parsons

http://www.labaule-cheval.com/labaule2000/start_list_resulta... (several like entries in France, England and Holland)

(An Italian rider competes in La Baule on a horse bearing the name Facom de Garmeaux)



Someone living in the hamlet of Germeaux passed his BTS in 1999 :
PRIMAULT Thomas - BTS 1999 – Garmeaux - 35230 - Saint Armel


As the « de » in a family name indicates appartenance to a place, FYI, Germeaux is in the French region of Brittany, in the department of Ile et Vilaine (35) and in the commune of BOURGBARRE. Chances are there is some attractive old property in a hamlet (« lieu-dit ») by the name of Garmeaux.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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17 hrs

GArmeaux not GErmeaux in my last answer.

Also re the last webref : that the property which no doubt exists in the lieu-dit of Garmeaux is no doubt the one where the shitorical seat of teh family lies.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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