Renaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious French surname Renaud 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 Renaud surname comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "ragin," meaning "counsel," and "wald," meaning "rule."

Early Origins of the Renaud family

The surname Renaud was first found in Lorraine where they held a family seat.

They also branched to Brittany where they held a family seat at Beauregard, and to Beauvais. The family branched to Champagne and held a family seat at Landes. In Provence they were the Marquis de Aleine. Bernard Renau d'Elissagaray (1652-1719), invented a flat-bottomed boat. He was an engineer of the French Navy. After the French Revolution they were made Barons of the Empire.

Guillaume Renaud, born in 1643, son of Guillaume and Suzanne, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Marie Delamarre, born in 1650, daughter of David and Anne, on 27th November 1668. They remained together in Quebec until Marie's death on 23rd December 1708. Guillaume passed away on 6th January 1709. [1]

Early History of the Renaud family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renaud research. Another 30 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1568, 1581, 1591, 1606, 1624, 1652, 1662, 1701, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Renaud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Renaud Spelling Variations

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 Renaud 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 Renaud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Renaud migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renaud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Renaud, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]
  • Jean Renaud, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Jacques Renaud, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [2]
Renaud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Renaud, aged 29, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1844 [2]
  • Claude F S Renaud, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [2]
  • Edmand Renaud, who arrived in Iowa in 1853-1860 [2]
  • Eingenus Renaud, who landed in Iowa in 1853-1860 [2]
  • Jacob Renaud, who landed in Iowa in 1853-1860 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Renaud Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alphonse Renaud, aged 29, who landed in America from Paris, in 1901
  • Alfred Renaud, aged 46, who settled in America from Paris, in 1904
  • Elise Renaud, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Eugene J. Renaud, aged 44, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Elisa Renaud, aged 39, who settled in America from France, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Renaud migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renaud Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Antoine Renaud, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Etienne Renaud, who arrived in Quebec in 1665
  • Guillaume (1665), Jean (1734), Pierre (1761), Renaud, all, who arrived in Quebec from Normandy
  • Antoine (1666) and Charles (1699) Renaud(lt) arrived in Quebec from Touraine
  • Rene (1668), Pierre (1732), Jean (1735) Renaud, all, who arrived in Quebec from Brittany
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Renaud Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • André Renaud, son of Gabriel and Françoise, who married Marie Brault, daughter of Henri and Marie-Ursule, in Quebec on 10th May 1710 [3]
  • Claude Renaud, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marie-Anne Bailles, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 6th February 1714 [3]
  • André Renaud, son of René and Marie, who married Madeleine Charbonneau, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Varennes, Quebec on 4th November 1715 [3]
  • François Renaud, son of Pierre-André and Françoise, who married Thérèse Gareau, daughter of Pierre and Barbe, in Quebec on 2nd May 1715 [3]
  • Jean Renaud, who settled in Quebec from Guyenne in 1720
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Renaud Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Julien Renaud from St. Pierre who was the first inhabitant of Grand Jardin, Cape St. George, Newfoundland in the early 1800's [4]
Renaud Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Emilia Renaud, aged 39, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • E. H. Renaud, aged 49, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1914
  • Albert Renaud, aged 33, who landed in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Renaud (post 1700) +

  • William J. Renaud, American politician, Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 2004 [5]
  • Sara M. Renaud, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1944, 1948 [5]
  • Robert F. Renaud, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2012 [5]
  • Marie Renaud, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 [5]
  • Eldon Renaud, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1992, 1996 [5]
  • Charles Renaud, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1940 [5]
  • Antoine François Renaud, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Francis Renaud (1887-1973), French sculptor, known for his granite memorials in Brittany
  • Francis Renaud (b. 1967), French film and television actor
  • Madame Madeleine Renaud (1900-1994), French Actress and officer of the Legion of Honour
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Antoine Renaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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