Arnoux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Arnoux dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Languedoc. It is derived from their residence in Arnaud, a village and seigneury in Languedoc, in the south of France. Habitation surnames are names derived from already existing place-names.

Early Origins of the Arnoux family

The surname Arnoux was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat in the village and seigneur of Arnaud in the department of Haute Garonne, canton of St.Martory, arrondisement of Saint-Guadens.

Important Dates for the Arnoux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnoux research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1591, 1593, 1619, 1661, 1671, 1682, and 1694 are included under the topic Early Arnoux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arnoux Spelling Variations

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 Ardnaud, D'Arnaud, Denaurd, Darnaud, Danaud, Arnauld, Darnauld, D'Arnauld, d'Arnaud, d'Arnaud, Saint-Arnaud, St-Arnaud, Arnault, Darnault, D'Arnault, Arnaude, Arnoult, Darnoult, D'Arnoult, Arnoux, Darnoux, D'Arnoux, Arnould, Arneault, D'Arnould, Darnould, Darnaude, Arnaux, Arnau, D'Arnau, Darnau, Darnaux and many more.

Early Notables of the Arnoux family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Henri Arnauld (1597-1692), a French Catholic bishop, he was offered the Bishopric of Périgueux, but accepted the see of Angers (1650); Robert Arnauld d’Andilly (1589-1674), a French conseiller d’État, specialising in financial questions, in the...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arnoux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Arnoux migration to the United States

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Arnoux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Arnoux were

Arnoux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean B Arnoux, who landed in America in 1780 [1]

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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)
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