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Where did the French Dafoe family come from? What is the French Dafoe family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dafoe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dafoe family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Dufour, du Four, Dufourg, Dufourc, Dufoure, Dufur, Duffour, Duffourg, Duffur, Duffoure, Dufoure, Dufaure, du Faure, DuFaur, Duffaur, Duffare, Duffure and many more.

First found in Allassac in Limousin where the family held a family seat before the 12th century with lands and estates.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dafoe research. Another 1027 words(73 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1324, 1340, 1400, 1404, 1438, 1448, 1460, 1492, 1514, 1552, 1570, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Dafoe History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dafoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: H.L. Dufour aged 27; who settled in New Orleans in 1820; H Larrche Dufour aged 27; who settled in New Orleans in 1823; J.P. Dufour aged 55; who settled in New Orleans in 1821.

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  • Willem Dafoe (b. 1955), award-winning American film and stage actor
  • Frances Dafoe Dafoe CM, O.Ont (b. 1929), Canadian pair skater with two World Figure Skating Championships
  • Colin Scott Dafoe (1909-1969), Canadian surgeon during the Second World War
  • Byron Dafoe (b. 1971), Canadian former National Hockey League goaltender


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  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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The Dafoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dafoe 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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