Origins Available: French
D'alexandre is an ancient French surname that came from the region of Normandy
and is derived from the ancient Greek given name Alexandros.
Early Origins of the D'alexandre family
The surname D'alexandre was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family have held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the D'alexandre family
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D'alexandre Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name D'alexandre include Alexandre, Alexande, Alexand, Alexendre, Alexende, Alexend, Alessandre, Alessande, Alessand, Alessendre, Alessende, Alessend, Alex, Alesse and many more.
Early Notables of the D'alexandre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'alexandre family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 D'alexandre 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 D'alexandre were Alexis Alexandre married Marie-Madeleine Charon-Laferriè re in Québec in 1712; Jean Alexandre, son of Alexis and Marie-Anne Laferrière married Marie-Benjamin Nolin at Saint-Pierre in 1753..
The D'alexandre Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Partout et toujours fidele a Dieu et au Roy
Motto Translation: Everywhere and always faithful to God and the King