Early Origins of the Hainfray family
The surname Hainfray 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.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Hainfray family
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Hainfray Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hainaut, Hainault, Hainnault, Hainaux, Hainfray, Haine, Haineville and many more.
Early Notables of the Hainfray 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 Hainfray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hainfray 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.