what country do soileaus come from originally

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Variant spelling of French Soileux, an occupational name for a grower or seller of rye, from a derivative of Artois and Picard soille ‘rye’ (standard French seigle). This name is frequent in LA.
  2. American bearers of the name are said to be descended from one Noël Soileau, from Mézières, France, who settled in North America in 1719.
It sounds French
by Lori Cook G2G6 Mach 2 (25.7k points)
Go to Soileau-136 for the 1st Soileau to arrive in New Orleans aboard "The Toulouse"
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Noel Soileau was 'The Keeper of the King's Stores' at the Fort in Natchez, Miss.. He was in the French army of Louis XIV when he came to French Louisiana. A Noel Soileau was the first marriage performed in St. Francis Chapel in Pointe Coupee Parish in 1722, the records of which are now kept at St. Mary's Church in New Roads La.. I suspect that may have been a Noel Jr.. I was shown those records by the priest when I was married there. Some time in the late 1800's Shug Soileau who was a cattle rancher in Pointe Coupee along with his brothers swam their heard of cattle across the Atchafalaya into St. Landry Parish, settled there and founded the town of Palmetto La..
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