Languedoc of France, Airoud is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was established in very early times.
Early Origins of the Airoud family
Languedoc, where the family was established in very early times.
Early History of the Airoud family
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Airoud Spelling Variations
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 Hérou, Herou, Airou, Héroux, Heroux, Airoux, Héroud, Heroud, Airoud, Héroult, Heroult, Airoult, Hérouard, Herouard, Airouard, Haroué and many more.
Early Notables of the Airoud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Airoud family to the New World and Oceana
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 Airoud 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 Airoud were Jean Hérou, who married Jeanne Pepin in Trois-Rivières in 1674; Jean-Baptiste Hérou, who married Marie-Anne Lemaitre in Rivière-du-Loup in 1732.
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