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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Naud, Nault, Neault, Naudet, Naudé, Naudin, Naudy, Naudet and many more.

First found in Champagne, where early members of the lineage first settled. The name can also be traced to the Isle of France.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nau research. Another 73 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1654, 1743, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Nau History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 121 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nau Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Peter Hans Nau, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Rene Nau, who arrived in New York in 1798

Nau Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Franz Nau, aged 48, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Johannes Nau, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Balthasar Nau, aged 2, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854
  • Christine Nau, aged 21, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1854
  • Jacob Nau, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860


Nau Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Paul Nau, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903

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  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Nau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nau 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.

This page was last modified on 17 March 2014 at 17:02.

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