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Where did the French Gallaudet family come from? What is the French Gallaudet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gallaudet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gallaudet family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Galard, Galarde, Gallard, Gallart, Gallarte, Gallarde, Galart, Gallardt, Le Galard, La Galarde, Le Galart, La Gallarde, La Gallarte, Le Gallart, Le Gallardt, De Gallarte, De Gallardt, De Galard, De Galarde, De Gallard, De Gallarde, De Galart, De Gallart, Des Gallardes, Des Galards, Des Galardes, Des Galarts, Gallaud, Galaud, Gallaudet, Galaudet, Gallod, Galod, Gallodet and many more.

First found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallaudet research. Another 410 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1062, 1235, 1238, 1248, 1302, 1304, 1311, 1317, 1340, 1369, 1683, 1783, 1811, 1825, 1868, 1873, and 1883 are included under the topic Early Gallaudet History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gallaudet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gallaudet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Elisee Gallaudet, who arrived in New York in 1724
  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) was an American educator of the deaf and dumb, of French Huguenot ancestry

Gallaudet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gallaudet (1822-1902), a Protestant Episcopal clergyman, founded the Gallaudet home for deaf-mutes in New York
  • Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917), was in charge of Columbia Institution of Washington, the first educational institute for deaf-mutes


  • Bern Budd Gallaudet (1860-1934), American surgeon
  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet LL.D. (1787-1851), American pioneer in the education of the deaf, eponym of Gallaudet University
  • Edward Miner Gallaudet (1837-1917), son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who continued his father's work in the education of the deaf
  • Thomas Gallaudet (1787-1854), American Episcopal priest
  • Edson Fessenden Gallaudet (1871-1945), American pioneer in the field of aviation


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  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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The Gallaudet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gallaudet 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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