The name Henraux 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 Henraux family
The surname Henraux 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 Henraux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henraux 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 Henraux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henraux Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Henraux some of which are Henry, Henri, Henrie, Henriette, Henriet, Henrion, Henriot, Henrich, Henrichet, Henrichon, Henrat, Henraux, Henrot, Henrotte, Henroutet, Henriquet and many more.
Early Notables of the Henraux 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
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Migration of the Henraux family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Henraux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Henraux 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.