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

The French name Duplantis first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy at the Seigneury De Planques, from which their name is derived.

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Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Duplantis, including Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the honor of the seigneurie of De Planques in the region of Pas de Calais in the arrondissement of Montreuil sur Mer.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duplantis research. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1834, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Duplantis History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Duplantis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Duplantis has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Duplantis were

Duplantis Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Evans Duplantis, aged 22, who emigrated to Montegut, Louisiana in 1919

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  • Jesse Duplantis (b. 1949), American Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Steve Duplantis (1972-2008), Canadian professional PGA Tour and European Tour golf caddy


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  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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The Duplantis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duplantis 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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