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Origin of surname variants: Michaud, Michaux, Micheaux, etc

Some French names come in slightly different variant spellings, and the different spellings are more prevalent in different regions of French Europe: Michaud (Jura & Charente Maritime) Michaut ...
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Did French ever have any special status in Austria? [migrated]

Did French ever have any special status in Austria or the Austrian empire, akin to it being the language of royalty in England (and possibly Russia, I'm not sure) (as opposed to it being just another ...