Renard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Renard family

The surname Renard was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

This noble family owned the land of la Chaume and many distinguished Knights, Captains, and Soldiers were descended from this family. The members of this family were the Lords of Soirans and Fouffrans, such as Louis who was also a Knight, a Councillor, a Chamberlain to the King and he was appointed Magistrate of Amont in 1490. In the military he was Lieutenant in the Châtel-Guyon company in 1481.

Early History of the Renard family

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Renard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Renard, Renarde, Renardes, Rennard, Rennarde, Rennardes, Renart and many more.

Early Notables of the Renard family (pre 1700)

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United States Renard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Catherine Renard, who arrived in New York, NY in 1662 [1]
Renard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Renard, who settled in Louisiana in 1757
Renard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Renard, aged 30, who settled in New York in 1822
  • J. Renard, 30, settled in New York State in 1822
  • Lewis Renard, 35, who arrived in New York City en 1823
  • Lewis Renard, aged 35, who arrived at New York in 1823
  • Frederick Renard, aged 41, who landed in Missouri in 1839 [1]
Renard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • F. Rudy Renard, 37, who arrived in Texas in 1905
  • F. Rudy Renard, aged 37, who settled in Texas in 1905

Canada Renard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Claude Renard, son of Nicolas and Louise, who married Marie Coipel, daughter of Jean and Denise, in Quebec on 22nd November 1677 [2]
Renard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Renard, son of Guillaume and Marie-Claude, who married Madeleine Daniel, daughter of Julien and Marie-Anne, in Boucherville, Quebec on 9th April 1709 [2]
  • Louis Renard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, who married Marie Rivière, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Boucherville, Quebec on 28th January 1732 [2]
  • Louis Renard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, who married Marie Denoyon, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Boucherville, Quebec on 13th January 1737 [2]
  • François Renard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, who married Marguerite Leroux, daughter of Jean and Marie-Jeanne, in Varennes, Quebec on 19th February 1748 [2]
  • Michel Renard, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Charlotte Latouche, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Madeleine, in Varennes, Quebec on 22nd February 1751 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Renard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Renard, aged 40, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Kate Renard, aged 35, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland

New Zealand Renard migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Renard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Heman Renard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "May Queen" arriving in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 16th December 1881 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Renard (post 1700) +

  • Christine Renard (1929-1979), French writer of science fiction and fantasy
  • Charles Renard (1847-1905), French military engineer who proposed a now widely used system of preferred numbers
  • Bertrand Renard (b. 1955), French television presenter and author
  • Alexandre Charles Albert Joseph Renard (b. 1906), French Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon (1967-1981), Bishop of Versailles (1953-1967)
  • Jules Renard (1864-1910), French author and member of the Académie Goncourt
  • Jean-Claude Renard (1922-2002), French poet
  • Brice Jean-Baptiste Renard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Jacques Belfort Renard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Fernand Michel Renard, French Physicist
  • Alfred Renard (1895-1988), Belgian aviation pioneer, founder of Renard Constructions Aéronautiques in 1925
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Brice Renard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Renard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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