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Henriot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Henriot 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 Henriot family

The surname Henriot 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 Henriot family

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Henriot Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Henriot 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 Henriot 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...
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Migration of the Henriot 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 Henriot 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 Henriot 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Henriot (post 1700)

  • Émile Henriot (1889-1961), French poet, writer and literary critic
  • Philippe Henriot (1889-1944), French politician

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