April History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The early French language of the northwestern region known as Brittany is the soil from which the many generations of the April family have grown. The name April was given to a member of the family who was a person who was born in April, or who was otherwise associated with this month. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word Avril, which means April.

Early Origins of the April family

The surname April was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the April family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our April research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1680, 1668, 1696, 1756, 1761, 1763, 1766, 1783, 1309, 1654 and 1698 are included under the topic Early April History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

April Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name April is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Avril, Avri, Avrile, Avrill, Avrille, Avvri, Avvril, Avvrile, Avvrill, Avvrille, Adril, Adrile, Adrill, Adrille, Addri, Addril, Addrile, Addrill, Addrille, Auvril, Auvri, Auvrile, Auvrill, Auvrille, Auvvri, Auvvril, Auvvrile, Auvvrill, Auvvrille, Audril, Audri, Audrile, Audrill, Audrille, Auddri, Auddril, Auddrile, Auddrill, Auddrille, April, Aprill, Aprile and many more.

Early Notables of the April family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early April Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States April migration to the United States +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name April has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name April were

April Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jung Conrad April, aged 32, settled with his wife, Eva Catharina, aged 32, child, Catharina, aged 1, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1805

Contemporary Notables of the name April (post 1700) +

  • Lyn April Statten, published writer, former actress and speech choreographer
  • April Catherine Glaspie (b. 1942), Canadian-born, American former diplomat, 13th United States Ambassador to Iraq (1988-1990)
  • April L. Allison, American politician, Workers World Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984 [1]
  • April Rose Pengilly (b. 1988), also known as April Rose, an Australian actress and former model, daughter of Kirk Pengilly
  • April Meservy, American singer and songwriter from Reno, Nevada
  • April Sigman (b. 1988), American hostess of E!'s Wild On! show for the 1999 season
  • April Lawton (1948-2006), American guitarist, singer, and composer
  • April Lerman (b. 1969), American child actress
  • April Heinrichs (b. 1964), American soccer player, the first female player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • April Matson (b. 1981), American actress and singer


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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