The prestigious French surname Renouard 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 Renouard surname comes from a Germanic personal name
composed of the elements "ragin", meaning "counsel", and "wald", meaning "rule".
Early Origins of the Renouard family
The surname Renouard 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.
Early History of the Renouard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Renouard 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 Renouard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Renouard 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 Renouard 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 Renouard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Renouard 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Renouard (post 1700)
- Jean Charles Renouard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Jean Renouard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- George Cecil Renouard (1780-1867), English scholar, born at Stamford, Lincolnshire, youngest son of Peter Renouard (d. 1801) of Stamford
Renouard Family Crest Products
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 27) Jean Renouard. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html