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Old 03-30-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Have you tried entering the name in MyHeritage.com or Ancestry.com where they use soundex searches? Try the suggestions given above, or try entering only the first part of the name. It may give you some hints as to the real name.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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You can google search 'translation' then 'English to whatever' or 'French to English'
This search engine has audio so you can hear what it sounds like. So you can type in the variables and see if it sounds right.

Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Grosbonnier, Gros-Bonnier.
I also think this makes the most sense. Never seen a French name or word that begins with greau in the first syllable I am pretty sure. But lots of names start with Gros which means big large or great.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Peru, Maine
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Default I FOUND the name that I was searching for!!!

Hi Group,


I FOUND the name that I was searching for, with the help of a few friends on our great Forum!


The correct spelling of that French last name is: "GREBANIER".


My mystery is solved!


Ahh, Technology and online 'friends!
Can't beat that winning combination!


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Old 04-04-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Hi Group,


I FOUND the name that I was searching for, with the help of a few friends on our great Forum!


The correct spelling of that French last name is: "GREBANIER".


My mystery is solved!


Ahh, Technology and online 'friends!
Can't beat that winning combination!


Thanks to All!


CT2MEwoodnutt


Congrats!
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