The name Henrat is tied to the ancient French culture that is at the heart of Western civilization. It comes from This particular name was devised in Brittany
, in the northwest of the country. The Germanic personal name
Heinrich, which is composed of the elements heim, which means home, and ric, which means power.
Early Origins of the Henrat family
The surname Henrat was first found in Brittany
(French: Bretagne, Breton: Breizh,) where the family stems from Vaurouil and de la Motte-Henry, villages in Saint-Gilles, to the west of Rennes, in the former barony of Gaël-Montfort.
Early History of the Henrat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henrat research.Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1218, 1248, 1364, 1375, 1407, 1520, 1669, 1659, 1714, 1682, 1689, 1756, 1632, 1625, 1704, 1648, 1718, 1792, 1819, 1829, 1836, 1840, 1846 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Henrat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henrat Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Henry, Henri, Henrie, Henriette, Henriet, Henrion, Henriot, Henrich, Henrichet, Henrichon, Henrat, Henraux, Henrot, Henrotte, Henroutet, Henriquet and many more.
Early Notables of the Henrat family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Denis (sometimes Didier) Henrion (died 1632 in Paris), a French mathematician who co-edited the works of Viète; Jacques Henri de Durfort, Duke of Duras (1625-1704), Marshal of France; Alphonse Henri de Lorraine
(1648-1718), a member of the House of Lorraine
and Count of... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henrat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henrat family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Henrat has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Henrat were Jean Louis Henry, who settled in Louisiana in 1752; Christoph Henri, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Félix Henry, aged 38; who arrived in New York in 1820.