D'arnaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name D'arnaud emerged from the history of Medieval France and a region known as Languedoc. It comes from when the family lived 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 D'arnaud family
The surname D'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.
Early History of the D'arnaud family
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D'arnaud Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name D'arnaud, including 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 D'arnaud 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...
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D'arnaud migration to the United States
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and 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, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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 the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name D'arnaud were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name D'arnaud were
D'arnaud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Antoine Darnaud, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718 
- Jacques Darnaud, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 
- Stephen Darnaud, who settled in Philadelphia in 1799
D'arnaud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Justine Darnaud, who arrived in Hancock County, Miss in 1896 
Contemporary Notables of the name D'arnaud (post 1700)
- Jean Boniface Darnaud, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Jacques Darnaud, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Jean Darnaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 26) Jacques Darnaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html