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Henri History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French , Irish


The name Henri is tied to the ancient French culture that is at the heart of Western civilization. It comes from this particular name was devised in Brittany, in the northwest of the country. The Germanic personal name, Heinrich, which is composed of the elements "heim", which means "home", and "ric", which means "power".


Early Origins of the Henri family


The surname Henri was first found in Brittany (French: Bretagne, Breton: Breizh,) where the family stems from Vaurouil and de la Motte-Henry, villages in Saint-Gilles, to the west of Rennes, in the former barony of Gaël-Montfort.

Hamon Henry, a knight, was recorded in 1218. Hervé Henry, a knight, went on a crusade in 1248. In 1364, Olivier Henry, the lord of Vaurouil, fought in Airau. His son, Pierre, was a member of a record of Olivier de Clisson, in 1375. He married Céleste Madeuc and they had two sons: Guillaume, the father of the branch of Vaurouil, which became extinct in the 17th century, and Pierre, the lord of Boishélio, in Ploërmel, in 1407. Jean Henry, the grandson of Pierre, was a knight and the lord of Quengo, through his alliance with Marguerite du Quengo, around 1520. The branch founded by their youngest son, Julien, a general captain of the archers of the cathedral town of Vannes, affirmed his nobility status in 1669.

Louis-Bonaventure Henry, the count of Quengo (1659-1714), married Hélène Rolland des Aulnais, the lady of Villejan, in Allineuc, in 1682. They had three sons: Pierre, the count of Quengo and a battalion commander; Michel, the captain of the regiment at Béarn and a knight of Saint Louis; and Louis-Joseph, a knight of Kergoët, the lord of Hardouin (1689-1756). [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.


Early History of the Henri family


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Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1248, 1364, 1375, 1407, 1520, 1669, 1659, 1714, 1682, 1689, 1756, 1632, 1625, 1704, 1648, 1718, 1792, 1819, 1829, 1836, 1840, 1846 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Henri History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henri Spelling Variations


History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Henri, some of which include Henry, Henri, Henrie, Henriette, Henriet, Henrion, Henriot, Henrich, Henrichet, Henrichon, Henrat, Henraux, Henrot, Henrotte, Henroutet, Henriquet and many more.

Early Notables of the Henri family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst this name at this time was Denis (sometimes Didier) Henrion (died 1632 in Paris), a French mathematician who co-edited the works of Viète; Jacques Henri de Durfort, Duke of Duras (1625-1704), Marshal of France; Alphonse Henri de Lorraine (1648-1718), a member of the House of Lorraine and Count of Harcourt; Joseph Henry, a marine volunteer...
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Migration of the Henri family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Henri. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Henri were

Henri Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Henri, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Henri Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Riuk Henri, who landed in Iowa in 1888 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Henri (post 1700)


  • Jean-Pierre Henri, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Jean-Pierre Henri. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Victor Henri Henri (1832-1913), French journalist/politician
  • Duke Antoine Henri, Administrator, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Paris
  • Florence Henri (1893-1982), Swiss photographer and painter, born in America of a French father and German mother
  • Lucien Henri Gendron (1899-1959), Canadian politician, Minister of Marine in 1935
  • Victor Henri Rochefort (1831-1913), Marquis de Rochefort-Luçay, a French politician
  • Victor Henri Staub (1872-1953), French pianist and composer
  • Corneille Henri Theunissen (1863-1918), French sculptor
  • Marcel Henri Claude Reyes (b. 1957), Chilean economist, academic, and political activist
  • Frédéric Henri Walther, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Frédéric Walther. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 10) Jean-Pierre Henri. 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, November 3) Frédéric Walther. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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