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Besson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French


The history of the Besson family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to the coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.

It is believed by some sources that the name Bisson originally came from the French word "buisson", which translates to "small tree" or "bush". [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.



Early Origins of the Besson family


The surname Besson was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

Richard du Buisson accompanied Guillaume the Conqueror, and his name is on the list of the companions of this prince in the church of Dives. Philippe du Buisson is cited in 1160. Richard du Buisson crossed Richard Heart of a Lion in 1189. Philippe du Buisson and his son Robert died in the seventh crusade in 1251.


Early History of the Besson family


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Besson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bisson, Buisson, Bichon, Du Buisson, Du Bisson, Beson and many more.

Early Notables of the Besson family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was a lawyer of the King, two priors (priests) from Caen, a councillor at the Rouen parliament, two general captains for the militia of Normandy, two knights of Saint Louis. This family maintained its nobility, recorded in 1637, and was present at the assembly...
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Migration of the Besson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Besson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Besson, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Besson, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hestor Besson, who arrived in Maryland in 1650 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Stephen Besson, who landed in Maryland in 1662 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Besson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaretha Besson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Besson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Jean Besson, (b. 1619), aged 23, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 1st April 1642 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/

Contemporary Notables of the name Besson (post 1700)


  • General Frank Schaffer Besson Jr. (1910-1985), American Chairman of the Joint Logistics Review Board (1969-1970) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Frank Besson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Besson/Frank_Schaffer_Jr./USA.html
  • Jacques de Besson, Baron d'Ormeschwiller, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Besson. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • General Antoine-Marie-Benoit Besson (1876-1969), French Director of Prisoner of War Service [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Antoine-Marie-Benoit Besson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Besson/Antoine-Marie-Benoit/France.html
  • Albert Besson (1896-1965), French hygienist, physician, and member of the French Academy of Medicine
  • Jacques Besson (1535-1575), French mathematician
  • Gustave Auguste Besson (1820-1874), French brass instrument maker
  • Colette Besson (1946-2005), French Olympic athlete
  • Benno Besson (1922-2006), Swiss actor and film director

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Citations


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Frank Besson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Besson/Frank_Schaffer_Jr./USA.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Besson. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Antoine-Marie-Benoit Besson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Besson/Antoine-Marie-Benoit/France.html


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