The name Bissonet 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 Bissonet family
The surname Bissonet was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Bissonet family
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Bissonet Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Bissonet, including Bissonet, Bissonnette, Bisonnette, Bissonette, Bissonnet, Bisonet, Bisonnet, Bisonette, Bizanet, Bizanette, Bizannet and many more.
Early Notables of the Bissonet 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 Bissonet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bissonet family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Bissonet 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 Bissonet 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bissonet (post 1700)
- Michel Bissonet, Canadian writer who was one of the authors of the Canadian film "L'Argent," (1975)