Champlain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Champlain. Champlain is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Champlain is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."

Early Origins of the Champlain family

The surname Champlain was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.

The name was also seen in the town of Poitou, located in west-central France, by two aldermans in 1412 and 1422. [1]

The French name originally came to Canada with Jean-Baptiste, born in 1646, son of Jean, Lord of Sandes. [1]

Important Dates for the Champlain family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Champlain research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1346, 1406, 1450, 1567, 1574, 1608, 1619, 1683, 1715, 1791, 1800, 1861, 1869, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Champlain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Champlain Spelling Variations

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Early Notables of the Champlain family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification from Guillaume de Machaut and later studied law at Orleans University, traveled through Europe as a diplomatic messenger for Charles V, His estate was pillaged by the English, in consequence of which he continuously abuses them in his many poems, wrote as many as 1,175 ballades, and he is sometimes...
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Champlain migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Champlain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elias Champlain, aged 41, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [2]
  • Mary Ann Champlain, aged 30, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832 [2]
  • Miss A B Champlain, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Champlain (post 1700)

  • Marshall B. Champlain, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860, 1864; New York State Attorney General, 1868-71 [3]
  • Joe Champlain, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952 [3]
  • Charles Champlain Townsend (1841-1910), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1889-91

Citations

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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