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

Renault Early Origins



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

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Renault Spelling Variations


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Renault 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.

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Renault Early History


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Renault Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renault 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 Renault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Renault Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Renault Early Notables (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 Renault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Renault Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Renault, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [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)

Renault Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Renault, aged 16, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [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)
  • Jean Renault, aged 27, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [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)

Renault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leon Renault, who landed in Mississippi in 1905 [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)

Renault Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marie Renault, aged 20, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Anthoine Renault, who arrived in Montreal in 1662

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Contemporary Notables of the name Renault (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Renault (post 1700)



  • Jean Louis Renault (1843-1918), French jurist who shared the 1907 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Fernand Renault (1865-1909), French automotive pioneer, who founded the Renault company in 1899 with his brothers Marcel Renault (1872-1903) and Louuis Renault (1877-1944)
  • Marcel Renault (1872-1903), French automotive pioneer, who founded the Renault company in 1899 with his brothers Louis Renault (1877-1944), and Fernand Renault (1865-1909)
  • Louis Renault (1877-1944), French automotive pioneer, who founded the Renault company in 1899 with his brothers Marcel Renault (1872-1903) and Fernand Renault (1865-1909)
  • Mary Renault (1905-1983), English author
  • Colonel Gilbert "Rémy" Renault (1904-1984), who organized a network of intelligence agents in occupied France during WWII

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  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)

Other References

  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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The Renault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Renault 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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