The name Bissonett 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 Bissonett family
The surname Bissonett was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Bissonett family
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Bissonett Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bissonett 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 Bissonett 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 Bissonett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bissonett family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Bissonett surname 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..