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Michaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Michaud name began during the Middle Ages in a region once known as Languedoc. The French name is derived from the ancient given name Michael, meaning one who is like God.

Early Origins of the Michaud family


The surname Michaud was first found in Languedoc where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Michaud family


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Michaud Spelling Variations


Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Michaud, including Micheaux, Micheau, Michau, Michaud, Michaux, Michault, Micheault, Michoult, Micho, Michot, Michos, Mycheaux, Mycheau, Mychau, Mychaux, Des Micheaux, Des Mycheaux, Mychaud, Des Michaux and many more.

Early Notables of the Michaud family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Michaud 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 Michaud 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 Michaud were

Michaud Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Honoré Michaud, who settled in Carolina in 1695
  • Pierre Michaud, who settled in Carolina with his wife, Sara, his brother, Abraham, and his sister-in-law, Ester, in 1695

Michaud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Jacques Michaud, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jean-Jacques Michaud, who settled in Pennsylvania with his wife and five children in 1751

Michaud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Michaud, who settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • J. F. Michaud, aged 44, settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • M. Michaud, aged 23, settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • F. Michaud, aged 31, settled in New Orleans in 1823

Michaud Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Michaud, who settled in Quebec in 1702

Contemporary Notables of the name Michaud (post 1700)


  • Michael Herman Michaud (1955-2003), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's 2nd district (2003-)
  • Ronald Michaud, American cartoonist, two-time recipient of the National Cartoonist Society Advertising and Illustration Award
  • Fritz Michaud, American record producer and musician
  • Michael H. Michaud (b. 1955), American Democrat politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1980-94; Member of Maine State Senate, 1994-2002; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 2003-
  • Michael A. G. Michaud, American politician, U.S. Consul General in Belfast, 1980-83
  • Llewelyn R. Michaud, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1960
  • Dennis Michaud, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2008
  • Pierre Antoine Michaud, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Pierre Michaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Claude Ignace François Michaud, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Claude Michaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Louis André Gaspard Michaud (1795-1880), French malacologist who named 23 genera and 225 species
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Pierre Michaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 29) Claude Michaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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