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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lordat, Lorda, Lordav, Lordate, Lorddat, Lorddate, Lordda, Lorddav, Laurdat, Laurda, Laurdate, Laurddat, Lurdat, Lurdé, Lurdate, Lurddat, Lurdda, Lordas, Lorddas, Lordae, Lorddae, Laurdas, Laurddas, Laurday, Laurdday, Lordet, Lorddet, Lordette, Lordett, Lordave, Lorddave, Laurdav, Lourdat, Lourddat, Lourdate, Lourddate and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lourddat research. Another 423 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1751 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Lourddat History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lourddat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: François Lourdat who settled in Louisiana in 1714.


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: Pro fide
Motto Translation: For faith.


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  11. ...

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