The prestigious French surname Renat is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. Many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths
, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The French Renat surname comes from a Germanic personal name
composed of the elements "ragin," meaning "counsel" and "wald," or "rule."
Early Origins of the Renat family
The surname Renat was first found in Lorraine
where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Renat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renat research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1568, 1581, 1591, 1606, 1624, 1652, 1662, 1701, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Renat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Renat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Renault, Renauld, Renaut, Renau, De Renault, de Renault, De Renaud, de Renauld, Renaud, Des Renaud, des Renaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Renat family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name was Renaud de Beaune (1527-1606) of Tours, a French Catholic ecclesiastic, who was made Bishop of Mende in 1568, Archbishop of Bourges in 1581, and was made... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Renat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Renat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Julien Renaud from St. Pierre who was the first inhabitant of Grand Jardin, Cape St. George in the early 1800's; Bertrand (1758), Mathurin (1669), Vincent (1757) Renaud, all settled in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France.