Ange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Important Dates for 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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Ange migration to Canada
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 Ange were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ange 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 
- Jean-Joseph Ange d'Hautpoul, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Ange François Blein, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Ange Lobue, American actor
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ 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
- ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Ange Blein. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html