The name Debanneville has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy
. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Debanneville family
The surname Debanneville was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Debanneville family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debanneville research.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1096, 1463, 1641, 1666, 1818, 1823, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Debanneville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Debanneville 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 Debanneville, including Banville, Banneville, De Banville, De Banneville and others.
Early Notables of the Debanneville family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Gaston-Robert Morin, marquis De Banville, born in 1818, who was a diplomat and politician. Having entered the diplomatic career, he was attaché to the ministry in 1835, then to the embassies of London, Vienna
, and Munich. Theodore de Banville... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Debanneville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Debanneville 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 Debanneville surname were 62 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most came during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Jacques Banville, who married in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec in 1747.