The history of the Barraud family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy
. Barraud is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Barraud family
The surname Barraud was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
in the village of Charente in the arrondissement de Chatelle Rault.
Early History of the Barraud family
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Barraud 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 Baratte, Barate, Barat, Barrat, Barat, Baraud, Barraud, Barrault, Barault, Bareau, Barreau, Barau, Barrau, Barou, Barrou, Barot, Barrot, Barott, Barrott, Barrotte, Barotte, Barratt, Barrat, Baratt, Barre, Barry, Barrett, Barrette, Barret, Barett, Barrit, Barritt, Barritte, Barre and many more.
Early Notables of the Barraud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barraud family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barraud Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- F P Barraud, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Northfleet
The Barraud Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pour bien desirer
Motto Translation: For wishing well.