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Alessandre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: French, Polish


The Alessandre name is an important part of French history. From the distinctive Normandy region of Old France, this name was derived from the ancient Greek given name Alexandros.

Early Origins of the Alessandre family


The surname Alessandre was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family have held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Alessandre family


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Alessandre Spelling Variations


History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Alessandre, some of which include Alexandre, Alexande, Alexand, Alexendre, Alexende, Alexend, Alessandre, Alessande, Alessand, Alessendre, Alessende, Alessend, Alex, Alesse and many more.

Early Notables of the Alessandre family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alessandre family to the New World and Oceana


France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Alessandre were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Alessandre were Alexis Alexandre married Marie-Madeleine Charon-Laferriè re in Québec in 1712; Jean Alexandre, son of Alexis and Marie-Anne Laferrière married Marie-Benjamin Nolin at Saint-Pierre in 1753..

The Alessandre Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Partout et toujours fidele a Dieu et au Roy
Motto Translation: Everywhere and always faithful to God and the King


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