Angers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Angers has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The surname is derived 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 Angers family
The surname Angers 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 Angers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angers research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1060, 1083, 1568, 1629, 1634, 1638, and 1720 are included under the topic Early Angers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Angers Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. 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 Angers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angers family
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 Angers 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 Angers were Elizabeth Anger settled in Virginia in the year of 1723; Nicolas Anger settled in the province of Québec, in Pointes-aux-Trembles, by the year of 1685..
Contemporary Notables of the name Angers (post 1700)
- Winston Thomas Angers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 
- Laurent A. Angers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936, 1940, 1944 
- Jefferson Angers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988 
- Jean-Claude Angers, Councilor, Québec
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