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Where did the French Jen family come from? What is the French Jen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jen family history?
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Saint Jean, Jean, Geon, Jeans, Jeane, Geans, Gen, Le Jean, Des Jeans, De La Geon, Saint-Jon, Saint-Geans and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jen research. Another 382 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1234, 1400, 1440, 1540, 1551, 1607, 1667, 1669, 1723, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Jen History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Jen 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 Jen were Peter Gustavus Saint Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1848; Jean Antoine Jean settled in Louisiana in 1752; Pierre Armin Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1753.
The Jen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jen 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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