The name Henriet 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 Henriet family
The surname Henriet 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 Henriet family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henriet 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 Henriet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henriet Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Henriet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Henriet 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 Henriet family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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. By the same year 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 Henriet 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 Henriet 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.