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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.

Alexandre Early Origins



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.

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Alexandre Spelling Variations


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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.

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Alexandre Early History


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Alexandre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alexandre research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alexandre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alexandre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alexandre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alexandre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Jos Alexandre, aged 23, landed in New York in 1854
  • Made Alexandre, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1854

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alexandre (post 1700)


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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

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Alexandre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alexandre 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 September 2015 at 14:48.

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