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Bihan Early Origins



The surname Bihan was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Bihan Spelling Variations


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Bihan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bihan, le Bihan, Le Bihan, Bihannie, Le Bihannie and others.

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Bihan Early History


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Bihan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bihan research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bihan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bihan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bihan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bihan 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 or some of its variants were: many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bihan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bihan (post 1700)



  • Mickaël Le Bihan (b. 1990), French midfielder
  • Luc Bihan (b. 1957), French sculptor, artist, graphic artist and animation director
  • Denis Le Bihan, French physician, known for his groundbreaking neuroimaging methods, became the director of the "Federative Research Institute of Functional Neuroimaging" in Paris in in 2000
  • Samuel Le Bihan (b. 1965), French film actor
  • Chris le Bihan (b. 1977), Canadian Olympic bobsledder

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Bihan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bihan 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 10 December 2013 at 14:58.

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