De la force History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the De la force family
The surname De la force was first found in Dordogne.
Individuals sharing this heritage are cited as early as the seventeenth century, with Pierre De Forceville, born in 1654 in Douai, a philosophy professor who was named rector of Dinant. In 1721 he became Spiritual Director at Cambrai College.
Early History of the De la force family
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De la force Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Force, Forceville, Forcier and others.
Early Notables of the De la force family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name at this time was Gedeon-Adolphe-Casimir De Forceville, born in Moulvis (Somme) in 1800, was a banker in Amiens and became judge at the court of commerce in this city. His interest in sculpture grew, and he showed some of his works at the Paris Salon. He finished a few large works: the statue of Pierre l'Ermite, in bronze, which is in Place S.-Michel in Amiens; the...
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Migration of the De la force family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 150 individuals of the lineage, who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most came during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Pierre Forcier, who married in Quebec in 1674.
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