The name De cormie is derived from the Old French word "corme," which referred to the fruit of the "sorb" or "service" tree. The surname most likely evolved from a nickname
originally used for someone who lived near such a tree, or who sold its fruit at the market.
Early Origins of the De cormie family
The surname De cormie was first found in Brittany
in de Chambray, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the De cormie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De cormie research.Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1079, 1480, 1681, 1701, 1850, 1606, 1684, 1601, 1664, 1642, 1708, 1646 and 1695 are included under the topic Early De cormie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De cormie Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name De cormie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Cormier, Cormiere, Cormie, Cormey, De Cormie, De Cormey, De Cormier and many more.
Early Notables of the De cormie family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), a French tragedian, often called “the founder of French tragedy"; Michel Corneille the Elder (c.
1601-1664)... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De cormie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De cormie family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name De cormie were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name De cormie were Robert Cormier (1602–1712), a ship’s carpenter born in Poitou, who settled in Acadia in 1650; John Cormie who settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1790.