Noble surnames, such as Henard, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Henard, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Henard family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Isle of France,where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Henard family
The surname Henard was first found in Ile-de-France.
Early History of the Henard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henard research.Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1705, 1810, 1812, 1861, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Henard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henard Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Henard, Hénard, Henaud, Hénaud, Henault, Hénault, De Henault, De Henard and many more.
Early Notables of the Henard family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Charles-Jean-François Henault, born in 1705, who became councillor with the Parisian parliament and later became involved in theatre, for which he wrote a tragedy, some comedies, a ballet, and a historical drama. Julien-Antoine Henard, born in Fontainebleau in 1812, was an architect; the Heneault family was... Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henard family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Henard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mr. Charles Henard, who arrived in America, in 1908
- Frederick Henard, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1911
Contemporary Notables of the name Henard (post 1700)
- Eugène Hénard (1849-1923), French architect and urban planner, known for his statistical study of traffic flow, introduction of roundabouts and cloverleafs in Paris
- Nicolas Hénard (b. 1964), French two-time gold medalist Olympic sailor