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Where did the French Gallaudet family come from? What is the French Gallaudet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gallaudet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gallaudet family history?


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First found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallaudet research. Another 410 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1062, 1235, 1238, 1248, 1302, 1304, 1311, 1317, 1340, 1369, 1683, 1783, 1811, 1825, 1868, 1873, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Gallaudet History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallaudet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gallaudet Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Elisee Gallaudet, who arrived in New York in 1724
  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) was an American educator of the deaf and dumb, of French Huguenot ancestry

Gallaudet Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gallaudet (1822-1902), a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, founded the Gallaudet home for deaf-mutes in New York
  • Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917), was in charge of Columbia Institution of Washington, the first educational institute for deaf-mutes


  • Bern Budd Gallaudet (1860-1934), American surgeon
  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet LL.D. (1787-1851), American pioneer in the education of the deaf, eponym of Gallaudet University
  • Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917), son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who continued his father's work in the education of the deaf
  • Thomas Gallaudet (1787-1854), American Episcopal priest
  • Edson Fessenden Gallaudet (1871-1945), American pioneer in the field of aviation


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  1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Gallaudet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallaudet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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