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Multiple Origins for the Surname Besson


French


The history of the Besson family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.

Besson Early Origins



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

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Besson Spelling Variations


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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.

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Besson Early History


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Besson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Besson research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1160, 1189, 1251, 1637, 1789, 1742, 1767, 1796, 1807, 1848, 1850, 1666, 1739 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Besson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Besson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Besson Early Notables (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...

Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Besson 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:

Besson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Besson, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Thomas Besson, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • Hestor Besson, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • Stephen Besson, who landed in Maryland in 1662

Besson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaretha Besson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805

Besson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Besson, aged 23, landed in Canada in 1642

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Contemporary Notables of the name Besson (post 1700)


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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)
  • Jacques de Besson, Baron d'Ormeschwiller, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • General Antoine-Marie-Benoit Besson (1876-1969), French Director of Prisoner of War Service
  • 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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Besson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Besson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Besson 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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