The surname Foudray was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this distinguished ancient family can be traced back to as early as 932 A.D.
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of this family name include: Foudras, Fouddras, Foudrat, Foudra, Fudras, Fudrat, Fudra, Fudrea, le Foudras, de Foudras, des Foudras, de Foudrat, de Foudra, de Fudras, de Fudrat, de Fudra, Foudray, Fouddray, Foudrays, Foudrais, Fouddrais, Foudraies, Fouddraies, Foudrez, Foudraye, Foudrayes, Foudret, Foudré, le Foudray, de Foudray, des Foudray, de Foudrais, de Foudrez, de Foudraye, Fouxdray, Foudre, le Foudre, de Foudre, des Foudre and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Foudrea settled in San Francisco in 1851.
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: Sunt mihi in custodiam
Motto Translation: I have to keep