The present generation of the Dangoult families and all their branches are only the most recent to bear a surname that originated in that ancient area known as Normandy
. Their name comes from someone having lived in Normandy
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Dangoult family
The surname Dangoult was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
at the castle d'Ango in the village of Varangeville near Dieppe. Although the lineage is obscure they are believed to be descended from the ancient Crispins, related to royalty on both sides of the English Channel.
Early History of the Dangoult family
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Dangoult Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Dangoult, including Ango, d'Angeau, Dangeau, D'Ango, Angot, D'Angot, Angault, D'Angault, Dangault, D'Angoult, Angoult, Angould, D'Angould, D'Angoult, Dangoult, Dangould, Angeau and many more.
Early Notables of the Dangoult family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dangoult 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 Dangoult surname were J Adam Angold who settled in Philadelphia in 1754.