The name Bisonnette 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 Bisonnette family
The surname Bisonnette was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Bisonnette family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bisonnette research.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1755 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Bisonnette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bisonnette Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bisonnette is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Bisonnette 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 Bisonnette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bisonnette family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bisonnette has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bisonnette 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..