D'amours History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French surname D'amours is derived from the medieval name Amor, which is derived from the Latin word "amor", which means love.

Early Origins of the D'amours family

The surname D'amours was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

Important Dates for the D'amours family

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D'amours Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amour, Amours, D'amour, D'amours, Damour, Damoure, St. Amour, St-Amour and many more.

Early Notables of the D'amours family (pre 1700)

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D'amours migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

D'amours Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mathieu Damours left Ile-de-France and settled in Québec in 1651
  • Mathieu Damours, son of Louis and Élisabeth, married Marie Marsolet, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in Quebec on 30th April 1652 [1]
  • Mathieu Damours, son of Mathieu and Marie, married Louis Guyon, daughter of Simon and Louise, in Quebec on 1st October 1686 [1]
  • Louis Damours, son of Mathieu and Marie, married Marguerite Guyon, daughter of Simon and Louise, in Quebec on 1st October 1686 [1]
  • Charles Damours, son of Mathieu and Marie, married Marie-Anne Genaple, daughter of François and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 26th January 1688 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
D'amours Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Claude-Louis Damours, son of Mathieu and Marie, married Anne Comeau, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Annapolis, Nova Scotia on 17th January 1708 [1]
  • Nicolas Damours, son of Charles and Marie-Anne, married Angélique-Hyacinthe Rouer, daughter of Augustin and Marie-Louise, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec on 20th May 1717 [1]
  • Jean Damours, son of Charles and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Anne Morel, daughter of Louis-Joseph and Élisabeth, in Beaumont, Quebec on 2nd May 1719 [1]
  • Mathieu-François Damours, son of Mathieu and Louise, married Angélique Coutard, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Quebec on 17th October 1726 [1]
  • Philippe Damours, son of Mathieu and Marie, married Marie-Anne-Louise Juchereau, daughter of Ignace and Marie-Catherine, in Beauport, Quebec on 29th March 1728 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name D'amours (post 1700)

  • Norman Edward D'Amours (b. 1937), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1st District, 1975-85; Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1984 [2]
  • Ernest R. D'Amours, American politician, New Hampshire State Attorney General, 1946-49 [2]
  • Oscar D'Amours (b. 1940), Quebec lawyer
  • Jean D'Amours (b. 1909), Quebec, lawyer and provincial court judge (1965-1970)

Citations

  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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