Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Belanget 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 Belanget family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belanget family
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Early Notables of the Belanget family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belanget family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Belanget has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Belanget 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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