The name Henriette 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 Henriette family
The surname Henriette 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 Henriette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henriette 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 Henriette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Henriette Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Henriette, including Henry, Henri, Henrie, Henriette, Henriet, Henrion, Henriot, Henrich, Henrichet, Henrichon, Henrat, Henraux, Henrot, Henrotte, Henroutet, Henriquet and many more.
Early Notables of the Henriette 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 Henriette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henriette family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Henriette 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 Henriette 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.