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The French surname Arnaud first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc region. It is derived from the family having lived in Arnaud, a village and seigneury in Languedoc, in the south of France. Habitation surnames are names derived from already existing place-names.

Arnaud Early Origins



The surname Arnaud 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.

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Arnaud Spelling Variations


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Arnaud Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Arnaud some of which are 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.

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Arnaud Early History


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Arnaud Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arnaud research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1591, 1593, 1619, 1661, 1671, 1682, and 1694 are included under the topic Early Arnaud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arnaud Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arnaud Early Notables (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 Arnaud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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 Arnaud. 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 Arnaud were

Arnaud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andre Arnaud settled in New York State in 1683
  • Andre Arnaud, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1683

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

Arnaud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacques Arnaud, who landed in Louisiana in 1805
  • Jacinto Arnaud, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Julie Arnaud, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Charles Arnaud, who landed in New York in 1819
  • J.D.L. Arnaud settled in New Orleans in 1823

Arnaud Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Arnaud, aged 45, arrived in Quebec in 1667

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnaud (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arnaud (post 1700)



  • Davy Arnaud (b. 1980), American soccer player
  • 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
  • Antoine Arnaud, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Arnaud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arnaud 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.

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