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Bessette Early Origins



The surname Bessette was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat from very early times.

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Bessette Spelling Variations


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Bessette Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Besset, Bessez, Besser, Bessey, Bessé, Bessée, Bezet, Bezez, Bezer, Bezé, Bezée, Bessait, Bessais, Bessaie, Bessaies, Bezait, Bezais, Bezaie, Bezaies, Du Besset, Du Bessez, Du Besser, Du Bessé, Du Bezet, Du Bezez, Du Bezer, Du Bezé, Du Bessait, Du Bessais, Du Bessaie, Du Bessaies, Du Bezait, Du Bezais, Du Bezaie, Du Bezaies, De Besseto, Bessette and many more.

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Bessette Early History


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Bessette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bessette research. Another 577 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1470, 1520, 1549, 1609, 1690, 1657, 1746, 1759, 1600, 1612, 1673, 1639, 1645, 1715 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bessette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bessette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bessette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Quelques membres notables appartenaient à cette famille. Parmi eux, on trouve Claude Du Besset, Lord of Besset during the 1600's; François Byssot de la Rivière (1612-1673), French settler to New France before 1639, he...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bessette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bessette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nellie M. Bessette, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Celine Bessette, aged 23, who settled in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1917
  • Jean Casimir Bessette, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Bordeaux, France, in 1917
  • Mary Bessette, aged 48, who settled in New York, in 1921
  • Tony Bessette, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1923

Bessette Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jose Ezeor Bessette, aged 40, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1914
  • Louis Bessette, aged 36, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1924
  • Marie Bessette, aged 37, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bessette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bessette (post 1700)



  • Carolyn Bessette (1966-1999), American fashion publicist, best known as the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr
  • Gérard Bessette (1920-2005), French Canadian writer
  • Lyne Bessette (b. 1975), Canadian professional bicycle racer from
  • André "Blessed Brother Andre" Bessette (1845-1937), Canadian Holy Cross Brother credited with thousands of reported miraculous healings, canonized in 2010
  • Russell William Bessette, Dentist and Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, State University of New York, Buffalo

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Bessette Historic Events


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Bessette Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Amelia Mayo "Nellie" Bessette, aged 39, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bessette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bessette Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 August 2015 at 10:38.

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