ROUVRAY SURNAME FAMILY WEBSITE
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A dwindling population of about 40 exists, mainly in the South of the country.
Around 400 people with the name Rouvray are known in France. It is unlikely that a direct link exists with any Rouvrays in England and none has so far been established.
There is currently one Rouvray family in Germany residing in the Hannover region. They have two daughters also resident in Germany.
A lot of Huguenots who fled from persecution in France ended up in the Geneva region of Switzerland. A few of these carry the surname Rouvray. It is unlikely there is any relation to the English, at least none has so far been established.
Australia has the largest inter-related Rouvray community in the world. Over 150 individuals have so far been included in the Australian Rouvray tree and it continues to flourish. Established in 1854 by James and his survivng 8 children after his emigration from England.
Given that the Rouvray emigration took place in 1854 this means the year 2014 has been the 160th anniversary of that event.
There exists a photograph of a Rouvray family business in New Zealand. No current Rouvrays have been found there.
A few Rouvrays are known to have lived in South Africa. At least one Rouvray was born there in 1902. His descendants now live in Australia. Albert Rouvray lived there for 8 years in the 1970's.
Albina du Boisrouvray (born 1941 in Paris) currently resides in Argentina and is a former journalist and film producer who has become a global philanthropist and social entrepreneur working with AIDS orphans and vulnerable children around the world.
She is a grandchild of the Bolivian King of Tin, Simón Patiño, who was one of the wealthiest men in the world at the time of her birth and the godmother to Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
There is currently no known population for this part of the world.