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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Prudhomme family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Prudhomme surname derives from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning a "wise," or "sensible" man; and as such was a nickname for an honest, or wise man.

Early Origins of the Prudhomme family


The surname Prudhomme was first found in Guyenne in the south-west of France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of St.-Maur, and were members of the aristocracy of that region for many centuries.

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Early History of the Prudhomme family

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Early History of the Prudhomme family


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Prudhomme Spelling Variations

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Prudhomme Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudhom, Prudhomm, Prudhomme, Prud'Homme, Prud'homme, Prud'hommeau, Prud'home, Prudhon, Prud'hon, Prud'Hommeau, Prudhommeaux, Prud'Hommeaux, Prudham, Pridham, Predham, Predhamm and many more.

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Early Notables of the Prudhomme family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Prudhomme family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Prudhomme family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Prudhomme family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Prudhomme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rene Prudhomme, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798

Prudhomme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Prudhomme, who arrived in America in 1804 [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)

Prudhomme Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Joseph Prudhomme, who arrived in Alabama in 1925 [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)

Prudhomme Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Prud'homme, who arrived in Quebec in 1641 from Ile-de-France on the borders of Normandy
  • Jean Prudhomme, who landed in Acadia in 1686

Prudhomme Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Prud'homme (1706), and Jean Baptiste Prud'homme (1758) settled in Quebec from Brittany
  • Jean Baptiste Prud'homme (1737) arrived in Quebec from Normandy
  • François Prud'homme, who arrived in Quebec in 1747 from Maine

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prudhomme (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Prudhomme (post 1700)


  • Paul Prudhomme (1940-2015), known as Gene Autry Prudhomme, an American chef and restaurant owner, known for his Cajun cuisine
  • Don 'The Snake' Prud'homme (b. 1941), American drag racer
  • Hector C. Prudhomme, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canton, 1946 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sully Prudhomme (1839-1907), French poet, who was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1901
  • Marcel Prud'homme PC (1934-2017), Canadian politician, Senator for La Salle, Quebec (1993-2009)
  • Monique Prud'homme (b. 1957), former Canadian handball player
  • Georges Arthur Prud'Homme (b. 1891), Canadian middleweight boxer
  • Eustache Prud'homme (1818-1891), Canadian (pre-confederation) farmer, lawyer and political figure in Canada East

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Citations

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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