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Champagne Early Origins



The surname Champagne was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Champagne Spelling Variations


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Champagne Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Champagne has appeared as Champagne, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.

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Champagne Early History


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Champagne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Champagne research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Champagne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Champagne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Champagne Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Champagne 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Champagne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Champagne, who came to Virginia in 1705
  • Pierre Camusat Champagne, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Pierre Champagne, who arrived at Louisiana in 1719
  • Pierre Champagne, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Bonaventure Champagne, his wife Cecile Labauve and their five children, Acadians who arrived in New York sometime between 1755 and 1760

Champagne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Champagne who settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • Basil Champagne, who was on record in Wisconsin in 1877

Champagne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Champagne, who settled in Quebec in 1641
  • Aubin Champagne, who settled in Quebec in 1665
  • Christophe Champagne, who came to Quebec in 1665
  • Pierre Champagne, who came to Montreal in 1666

Champagne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Champagne, who arrived in Canada in 1707
  • Jacques Champagne, a deported salt smuggler, sent to Canada sometime between 1731 and 1743
  • Nicolas Champagne, who landed in Canada in 1738

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Contemporary Notables of the name Champagne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Champagne (post 1700)



  • Simone B. Champagne (b. 1954), American politician, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Salvatore Champagne, American operatic tenor
  • Ronald Champagne (b. 1942), American administrator, past president of Roger Williams University
  • Keith Champagne (b. 1970), American comic artist, best known for his work at DC Comics
  • David B. Champagne (1932-1952), U.S. Marine who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War
  • Connie Champagne, American singer, song-writer and actor
  • Anthony V. Champagne, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1940
  • Nereo Champagne (b. 1985), Argentine football goalkeeper
  • Napoléon Champagne (1861-1925), Canadian mayor of Ottawa (1908 and 1924), member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
  • Michel Champagne (b. 1956), member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Champagne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Champagne 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 22 April 2016 at 11:56.

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