Henault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Henault, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Henault, 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 Henault 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 Henault family

The surname Henault was first found in Ile-de-France.

Early History of the Henault family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henault research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1611, 1705, 1810, 1812, 1861, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Henault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henault Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Henard, Hénard, Henaud, Hénaud, Henault, Hénault, De Henault, De Henard and many more.

Early Notables of the Henault 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 one of painters, such as Antoine, born in Lyon in 1810, who left behind many portraits and still life paintings; Louis-Casimir, of this family, showed his portraits and lithographs at the Salon of Paris from 1861 to 1885; also of this...
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Henault migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henault Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Henault and Ouerre Henault, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Henault, aged 28, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Ouerre Henault, aged 29, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
Henault Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ovila Henault, who arrived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1888 [1]

Canada Henault migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Henault Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Henault, who settled in Quebec in 1659
Henault Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Marie Hénault married in Sorel in 1713
  • Eléonore Hénault lived in Beauceville, Quebec in 1728

Contemporary Notables of the name Henault (post 1700) +

  • Dennis Henault, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 42nd District, 1911-12
  • Patrick Henault, diplomat in Paris
  • General Raymond Roland Joseph Henault (b. 1949), Canadian Army General, Chief of the Defense Staff of Canada (2001-)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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