The name St'arnaud has a long French heritage that first began in the southern region of Languedoc
. The name is derived 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 St'arnaud family
The surname St'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 St'arnaud family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St'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 St'arnaud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
St'arnaud Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name St'arnaud include 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 St'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... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early St'arnaud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the St'arnaud 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. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name St'arnaud has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name St'arnaud were Andre Arnaud settled in New York State in 1683; Isaac Arnaud and his wife settled in Virginia in 1700; J.D. and L.Arnaud settled in New Orleans in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name St'arnaud (post 1700)
- Raymond Henry St. Arnaud (b. 1942), Canadian photographer in Alberta
- Andrée-Anne St-Arnaud (b. 1979), French Canadian economic news reporter
- Télesphore St. Arnaud (1870-1948), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (1921-1926)
- Bertrand St-Arnaud (b. 1958), French Canadian politician, MNA for Chambly (2008-2014)
- Claire St-Arnaud, French-Canadian politician, Montreal City Councillor for Longue-Pointe / Maisonneuve-Longue-Pointe (1994-2009)