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monte garreans (View posts)
Posted: 21 Dec 2000 8:44PM GMT
Garrean and Garreans evolved from Garreau when some French Immigrants and desendents of the GARREAU surname changed the spelling to fit english pronounciation during the late 1800`s. SO HELLO COUSINS,FROM THE GARREANS!


Posted: 6 Jan 2001 8:11AM GMT
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 3:42PM GMT
Hi Monte, saw your posting and was very facinated by your name. I am of the Gareau/Garreau family line from France and Quebec and then onto St Lawrence County, NY, with a dit of St Onge or Saintonge attached. I am having a hard time finding my Joseph Gareau dit Saintonges birth and parents. What can you tell me about your surname, such as where you originated from and what your family line is. Meanwhile if your curious as to mine take a look at


Carol (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jan 2001 9:28PM GMT

Have you seen this surname spelled GAREE? I have a friend who has been searching for two years on this name.



monte garreans (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jan 2001 5:13PM GMT
Carol Sorry,Garee is a new one to me.But who knows,could be . These are some of the names I heard of that possibably derrived from the surname GARREAU-,Garrean(have found 2 people who have changed to this),Garreans (mine), Gareau, Garans, Garrow,Gorrow, and Gorow. Monte Garreans

Re: garreau,garrean,garreans

Posted: 1 Jul 2001 8:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
We are an old GARREAU family from Burgundy, France....been there from the 16th century... (Auxerre, Joigny, Champlay.....)
Several men went away at each generation, and never returned....Might you been one of their descendants ?


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theresa (View posts)
Posted: 1 Feb 2006 5:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
my son's grandmother on his fathers side maiden name was garee her frater was claude garee 1889-1970 of union county ohio and his father is i believe is john 1856-1919 and his father is george born 1832-1864

Re: gareau/garreau/gorrow/garrow

Posted: 3 Nov 2010 4:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Kristin,

I too am searching for Joseph Garrow (Garreau) who moved to Helena, Montana in, I believe, the 1880's. He was orginally from New York state, but may have been born in Canada. He was married to Hermine "Minnie" Shatraw (Chartrand). I do not know if they were married before or after he moved to Montana, but I do know that she also was from New York, probably via Canada. He died as a young man with four surviving children in Helena, Montana, I think about 1899.

If any of this information might relate to what you have I certainly will be most appreciative to hear from you. I have one photograph of him taken as a young man with his friend and brother-in-law Edward Emmanuel Shatraw.

Sincere regards,

Re: gareau/garreau/gorrow/garrow

Posted: 27 Aug 2013 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Garreau/Shatraw/Chartrand
Hi Del, I read your msg of 11/3/2010 regarding Joseph Garreau & Minnie Shatraw. I am researching my Shatraw roots and I come from Israel Shatraw line Minnie's older brother. I have found Antoine's mother & father Simon Paul Chartrand and Marie Charles or Charlotte Leblanc back to St. Benoit, Quebec through records in Ancestry. I note that you indicate you have a picture of Jos. Garreau with Edward Shatraw would you be able to scan this pix and email it to me. I have been putting picture and family stories together on the Chartrand/Shatraw family for some years now and I would like to add this pix. Any info I can provide you with please let me know my email address is
Diane Du Mont
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