Alexandre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Alexandre spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy during the Middle Ages. It comes from the ancient Greek given name Alexandros.
Early Origins of the Alexandre family
The surname Alexandre 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 Alexandre family
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Alexandre Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Alexandre some of which are Alexandre, Alexande, Alexand, Alexendre, Alexende, Alexend, Alessandre, Alessande, Alessand, Alessendre, Alessende, Alessend, Alex, Alesse and many more.
Early Notables of the Alexandre family (pre 1700)
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Alexandre migration to the United States +
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Alexandre 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 Alexandre were
Alexandre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Charle Alexandre, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1794 
Alexandre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Alexandre, who landed in America in 1835 
- J Alexandre, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 
- Jos Alexandre, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 
- Made Alexandre, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1854 
Alexandre migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alexandre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexis Alexandre married Marie-Madeleine Charon-Laferrière in Québec in 1712
- Jean Alexandre, son of Alexis and Marie-Anne Laferrière married Marie-Benjamin Nolin at Saint-Pierre in 1753
Contemporary Notables of the name Alexandre (post 1700) +
- Henri Amable Alexandre de Sarret, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Guy Alexandre (1945-2014), Haitian diplomat and professor, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (1995-2003)
- Aaron "Albert" Alexandre (1765-1850), Jewish German, French chess player and writer
- Jean-Marc Alexandre (b. 1986), Haitian international footballer
- Nicolas Alexandre, Viscount of Virieu, Lord of Vaux
- Louis Alexandre Piccinni (1779-1850), French-born, music composer born in Paris of Italian descent
- Filipe Alexandre Morais (b. 1985), Portuguese professional footballer
- Eduardo Alexandre Baptista (b. 1970), Brazilian football manager
- Joseph Alexandre Belvèze de Larue de Sauviac, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Antoine Alexandre Rousseaux, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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The Alexandre 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
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 11) Henri Alexandre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 11) Joseph Belvèze. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, September 9) Antoine Rousseaux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html