The name Bisonnet belongs to the early history of France, when a region and a dialect went by the name of Languedoc
. It is a product of the family's residency in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Bisonnet family
The surname Bisonnet was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Bisonnet family
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Bisonnet Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bissonet, Bissonnette, Bisonnette, Bissonette, Bissonnet, Bisonet, Bisonnet, Bisonette, Bizanet, Bizanette, Bizannet and many more.
Early Notables of the Bisonnet family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Guilin-Laurent Bizanet, a general born in 1755 who participated in the Revolution; after enrolling he was elected lieutenant-colonel. He fought in the Alps and in Italy and in 1815 Napoleon
named him General of his division. In Canada as well, individuals of... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bisonnet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bisonnet family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Bisonnet 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 Bisonnet were 450 documented records in the annals of Canadian history of members of the same lineage who immigrated to Canada from France between 1600 and 1900. Most of the settlers, however, arrived in the nineteenth century, and records show that many were lawyers and doctors..