The French name Ange sprang from that northern coastal region of France known as Normandy
. It comes from when the family lived in the former province of Anjou
, which comprised parts of southern Armorica, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe. The ancient capital of Anjou
was Angers and, from the 10th century, this region was a countship belonging to the Plantagenet dynasty. Anjou
was attached to the English Crown in 1156, after Henry II, the son of the Count of Anjou, became King of England
. However, the territory was recovered by Philippe II in 1206 and, in 1487, the province was secured as Crown land by the French Crown.
Early Origins of the Ange family
The surname Ange was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ange family
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Ange 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 Ange is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Anger, Angers, Angier, Ange, Dange, d'Angeros, Dangeros, d'Anger, d'Ange, d'Angier, d'Angers, Anget, Angay, Angey, Angé, d'Anget, d'Angay, d'Angey, d'Angé, Angger, Anggers, Anggier, d'Angger, d'Anggers, d'Anggier, Ager, Agey, d'Agey, Ageais, d'Ageais, Aggeais, Lange, Angerot, Dangerot, d'Angerot and many more.
Early Notables of the Ange family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ange family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ange Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Andre Ange, who arrived in Montreal in 1651
Contemporary Notables of the name Ange (post 1700)
- Leroy Ange, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jean-Joseph Ange d'Hautpoul, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 9) Jean-Joseph Ange. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
The Ange 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 Translation: Faith.