The name Debanville 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 Debanville family
The surname Debanville was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Debanville family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debanville 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 Debanville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Debanville Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Debanville is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Banville, Banneville, De Banville, De Banneville and others.
Early Notables of the Debanville 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 Debanville Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Debanville family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Debanville has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Debanville 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Debanville (post 1700)
- Theodore Faullain de Banville, French poet and writer
- Théodore Faullin de Banville (1823-1891), French poet and dramatist