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

The name Henrie is tied to the ancient French culture that is at the heart of Western civilization. It comes from This particular name was devised in Brittany, in the northwest of the country. The Germanic personal name Heinrich, which is composed of the elements heim, which means home, and ric, which means power.

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There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Henry, Henri, Henrie, Henriette, Henriet, Henrion, Henriot, Henrich, Henrichet, Henrichon, Henrat, Henraux, Henrot, Henrotte, Henroutet, Henriquet and many more.

First found in Brittany (French: Bretagne, Breton: Breizh,) where the family stems from Vaurouil and de la Motte-Henry, villages in Saint-Gilles, to the west of Rennes, in the former barony of Gaël-Montfort.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henrie research. Another 391 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1248, 1364, 1375, 1407, 1520, 1669, 1659, 1714, 1682, 1689, 1756, 1632, 1625, 1704, 1648, 1718, 1792, 1819, 1829, 1836, 1840, 1846 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Henrie History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 209 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Henrie has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Henrie were

Henrie Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Mary Henrie, who arrived in South Carolina in 1739

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  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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.
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  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Henrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henrie 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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