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Where did the French Prejean family come from? What is the French Prejean family crest and coat of arms? When did the Prejean family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Prejean family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Regnard, Regnards, Regnarde, Regnardes, Regnare, Regnares, Regnart, Regnarts, Regnarte, Regnartes, de Regnard, du Regnard, Regnaud, Regnier, Regnold and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this respected family has held a family seat since the days of yore.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Prejean research. Another 309 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1435, 1481, 1490, 1594, 1655, 1709, 1808, 1809, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Prejean History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Prejean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prejean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Felicity Prejean, aged 18, arrived in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Hannah Prejean, aged 20, landed in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Margueritte Prejean, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1763

Prejean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Ellis Prejean, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Port Arthur, in 1919
  • Marseille Prejean, aged 21, who landed in America from Houma, Louisiana, in 1919

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  • Sister Helen Prejean (b. 1939), American Roman Catholic nun, and advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
  • Caroline Michelle Carrie Prejean Boller (b. 1987), American model and beauty queen, former Miss California USA 2009
  • Patrick Préjean (b. 1944), French actor, son of Albert Préjean
  • Albert Préjean (1894-1979), French actor and soldier, recipient of the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d'honneur
  • Laura Préjean (b. 1977), French voice actress, daughter of Patrick Préjean
  • Gayle Kawaipuna Prejean (1943-1992), Hawaiian nationalist


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  1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Prejean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Prejean Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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