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Noble surnames, such as Deblois, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Deblois, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleanais. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Deblois family originally derived its surname from the name of the city of Blois, which was in Orleanais.

Deblois Early Origins



The surname Deblois was first found in Blois, a city and the capital of Loir-et-Cher department in central France in the former province of Orleanais. This city dates back to at least the 6th century when it was first mentioned by Gregory de Tours. By 1196, Count Louis had granted privileges to the townsmen which survived the Middle Ages. In 1429, Joan of Arc made Blois her base of operations for the relief of Orleans. The lineage began after the tradition of the counts of Blois from the house of Chatillon, and the lords of Trelon. The house of Blois affirmed its noble status in 1530, 1664 and 1668.

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Deblois Spelling Variations


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Deblois Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Blois, DeBlois, De Blois, Deblois and others.

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Deblois Early History


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Deblois Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deblois research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1193, 1391, 1130, 1506, 1699, 1778, 1720, 1733, 1748, 1740, 1801, 1804 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Deblois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Deblois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Deblois Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Louis De Blois, a mystic writer who lived around 1506; Stephen Deblois (1699-1778), English-born, immigrant to America in 1720 and rose to become organist of King's Chapel, Boston (1733-ca.1748) and Old North Church in Boston, and owned Boston's Concert Hall; Jean-Pierre De Blois...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Deblois Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deblois Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Deblois, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Basil Deblois, who landed in America in 1811
  • T M Deblois, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Deblois Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gregoire DeBlois, who was born in Canada in 1632
  • Gregoire Deblois, aged 23, arrived in Canada in 1657
  • Gregoire DeBlois married in 1661 in Ile-d'Orleans, Quebec
  • Germain DeBlois married in Ste-Famille in 1696

Deblois Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Françoise DeBlois married in Ste-Famille in 1709
  • Anne DeBlois married in Ste-Famille in 1717
  • Mr. George DeBlois Jr., U.E. (b. 1739) born in Oxford, England from Salem, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia c. 1775, he then returned to New York in 1777 until 1781 when he returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia he was a Merchant, married to Sarah DeBlois his 1st Cousin they had 10 children he died in 1799 in Newport, Rhode Island where he is buried. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Lewis DeBlois U.E. (b. 1727) born in New York, USA from Boston, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1776 1st Cousin the George DeBlois, married Elizabeth Jenkins in 1748 they had 4 children, by May of 1776 he sailed to England where he remained and died in 1799 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Deblois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Deblois (post 1700)



  • Anthony Thomas "Tony" DeBlois (b. 1974), American blind autistic savant and musician who can play about 8,000 pieces from memory
  • Thomas A. Deblois, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1849-53
  • Henry D. DeBlois, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1876
  • Pierre Antoine Deblois (1815-1898), Canadian farmer, businessman and politician, Senator for La Salle, Quebec (1883-1898)
  • Joseph-François Deblois (1797-1860), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Bonaventure in 1834
  • George Wastie Deblois (1824-1886), Canadian businessman and politician in Prince Edward Island who represented 5th Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1877 to 1882
  • Charles Deblois (b. 1939), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Montmorency-Orléans (1988-1993)
  • Lucien DeBlois (b. 1957), Canadian retired professional NHL hockey player who played from 1997 to 1992
  • Dean DeBlois (b. 1970), Canadian Annie Award winning, Academy Award nominated film director, screenwriter, and animator, best known for his work on How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Louis De Blois, Canadian judge of the Superior Court of Quebec in Montreal

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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The Deblois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Deblois Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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