Hainaut History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Hainaut family

The surname Hainaut 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.

Philippa of Hainault (1314-1369), was Queen of Edward III, daughter of William, called the Good, Count of Holland and Hainault (d. 1337.) [1]

Important Dates for the Hainaut family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hainaut research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1286, 1337, 1685 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Hainaut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hainaut Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hainaut, Hainault, Hainnault, Hainaux, Hainfray, Haine, Haineville and many more.

Early Notables of the Hainaut 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...
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Hainaut migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hainaut Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Voltaire Hainaut, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1929 and 1951

Contemporary Notables of the name Hainaut (post 1700)

  • Jean-Luc Hainaut, of the University of Namur, Institut d’Informatique, in Belgium
  • Olivier R Hainaut (b. 1966), Belgian Astronomer with the European Southern Observatory (1998-)

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  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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