Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Belangee was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Anger in Normandy. The prefix Bel describes this town as a beautiful town.
Early Origins of the Belangee family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belangee family
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Belangee Spelling Variations
local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Belangee, including Belanger, Belangée, Bellanger, Belenger, Baranger, Barranger, Barringer, Bellenger, Bellinguier, Beranger, Beringer, Beringier, Beringuier, Bezanger, Boulanger, Belanget, Bellanget, Belenget, Bellenget, Bellinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Belangee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belangee family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Belangee were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Belangee were Julian Belanger who settled in New York in 1775; Nicolas Belanger who married Marie De Rainville, daughter of Paul and Rolline Poete in 1659 in Vachon.
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