Decarie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname is one of first surnames used in France during the medieval era. It originated in Champagne. Decarie was a name for a person who lived in Champagne.

Early Origins of the Decarie family

The surname Decarie was first found in Champagne.

Important Dates for the Decarie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decarie research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1866 and 1898 are included under the topic Early Decarie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decarie 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 Decarie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Decarie, Décarie, Decary, Décary and many more.

Early Notables of the Decarie family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decarie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decarie migration to Canada

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Decarie has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Decarie were

Decarie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Toussaint Decarie was a blacksmith in St-Philomene in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Decarie (post 1700)

  • André Decarie, French linguist who translated the book "Human Physiology" into French
  • Joseph Fernand Lionel Vianney Décarie OC GOQ (1917-2009), Canadian philosopher; his family bears the name for the Décarie Expressway, Autoroute Décarie and Décarie Boulevard, Quebec
  • Jérémie-Louis Décarie (1870-1927), Canadian lawyer, politician, and judge, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Hochelaga (1904-1912)
  • Daniel-Jérémie Décarie (1836-1904), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Hochelaga (1897-1904)
  • Edmond Julien Decarie (b. 1883), Canadian professional ice hockey player who played with the Montreal Canadiens (1902-1911)
  • R Decarie, French Canadian biologist who works for the Canadian Service of Fauna, Region of Quebec
  • Therese Decarie, French Canadian psychology professor at the University of Montreal
  • Malcolm Graeme Decarie, French Canadian professor at the University of Montreal
  • Jerome Decarie, French Canadian director for the National Film Board of Canada and aided in the production of "Parcs Atlantiques"
  • Guy Decarie, French Canadian President and General Manager of Quebec Engineering Inc
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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