Arnaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Arnaud can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. The people here were known by only a single name until it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Arnaud is a patronymic surname, a name derived from the father's given name. The surname Arnaud came from the personal name Arnoaldi, which is itself derived from the Frankish name "Arnuwalda." The Frankish given name Arnuwald, which is composed of two elements, arnu, which means eagle, and walda, which means powerful, was given to a person who was as powerful as an eagle.

Early Origins of the Arnaud family

The surname Arnaud was first found in the cities of Venice and Vicenza where Arnaldo Arnaldi was the first person bearing this surname. Arnaldo from Arezzo, born in 1052, dedicated his life to the church. As a result of his loyalty, Enrico III granted him all imperial concessions to the church in Siena. This meant that Arnaldo could essentially treat the church as his second home.

Important Dates for the Arnaud family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnaud research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1640, 1724, 1364, 1358, 1465, 1532, 1721 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Arnaud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arnaud Spelling Variations

Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Arnaud include Arnaldi, Arnaldo, Arnao, Arnaud, Arnaudi, Arnaudo, Arno, Arnold, Arnoldi and many more.

Early Notables of the Arnaud family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Arnoldi (or di Arnoldo) (fl 1364) an Italian sculptor and architect from Florence, know for his colossal sculpture of the Madonna and Child with two angels for the Loggia del Bigallo in Florence; he later directed the works of Florence Cathedral about 1358; Bartholomaeus Arnoldi, OSA (1465-1532), an...
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Arnaud migration to the United States

Immigrants bearing the name Arnaud or a variant listed above include:

Arnaud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andre Arnaud, who settled in New York State in 1683
  • Andre Arnaud, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1683 [1]
Arnaud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Arnaud and his wife settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Isaac Arnaud, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700 [1]
Arnaud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacques Arnaud, who landed in Louisiana in 1805 [1]
  • Jacinto Arnaud, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Julie Arnaud, who landed in New York in 1819 [1]
  • Charles Arnaud, who landed in New York in 1819 [1]
  • J.D.L. Arnaud, who settled in New Orleans in 1823

Arnaud migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arnaud Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Arnaud, aged 45, who arrived in Quebec in 1667
  • Mr. Pierre Arnaud, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 12th April 1667 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Arnaud (post 1700)

  • Davy Arnaud (b. 1980), American soccer player
  • Yann Arnaud (1980-2018), French Cirque du Soleil acrobat; he died after falling during a performance of Volta
  • Dominique Arnaud (1955-2016), French racing cyclist who rode in eleven editions of the Tour de France
  • Jean-Baptiste Arnaud, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Antoine Arnaud, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Georges-Jean Arnaud (b. 1928), French author
  • Michel Arnaud (1915-1990), French General, decorated with the Ordre de la Libération and made Grand Officier de la Légion d'honneur
  • Henri Arnaud (1641-1721), French pastor
  • Gordon Arnaud Winter OC (1912-2003), Canadian politician, the 6th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland from 1974 to 1981
  • Arnaud Jean-Georges Beltrame (1973-2018), French lieutenant colonel in the French National Gendarmerie, Deputy Commander of the Departmental Gendarmerie's Aude Groupment; he was stabbed by a terrorist at Trèbes after having exchanged himself for a hostage

Historic Events for the Arnaud family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Achilles Arnaud, American Fireman Third Class from Louisiana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean-Baptiste Arnaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Antoine Arnaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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