Early Origins of the Hainault family
The surname Hainault was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Hainault, a province in Belgium, based on the ancient county of Hainaut. Within this province the notable towns are Mons, the capital city, Charleroi, Tournai, Soignies and Thuin. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Hainault family
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Hainault Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hainaut, Hainault, Hainnault, Hainaux, Hainfray, Haine, Haineville and many more.
Early Notables of the Hainault family (pre 1700)
The surname was distinguished by many in this era including the Hainaut family of Hainaut. Of the counts of Hainaut was William I, Count of Hainaut (1286-1337); he... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hainault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hainault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Simon Heon, who arrived in Quebec in 1642; Jacques Henault, who settled in Quebec in 1659; Jean Henault and Ouerre Henault, who came to Louisiana in 1719.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hainault (post 1700)
- André Hainault (b. 1986), Canadian soccer player