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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Foudras, Fouddras, Foudrat, Foudra, Fudras, Fudrat, Fudra, Fudrea, le Foudras, de Foudras, des Foudras, de Foudrat, de Foudra, de Fudras, de Fudrat, de Fudra, Foudray, Fouddray, Foudrays, Foudrais, Fouddrais, Foudraies, Fouddraies, Foudrez, Foudraye, Foudrayes, Foudret, Foudré, le Foudray, de Foudray, des Foudray, de Foudrais, de Foudrez, de Foudraye, Fouxdray, Foudre, le Foudre, de Foudre, des Foudre and many more.

First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this distinguished ancient family can be traced back to as early as 932 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our leFoudras research. Another 595 words(42 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1113, 1216, 1356, 1510, 1691, 1621, 1667, 1698 and 1621 are included under the topic Early leFoudras History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early leFoudras Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Foudrea settled in San Francisco in 1851.

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sunt mihi in custodiam
Motto Translation: I have to keep

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The leFoudras Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The leFoudras 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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