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The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Defeo was born. Defeo was a name for someone who lived near a grove of beech trees. It is associated with the Auvergne region of France, on the Massíf Central in the south and center of the country.

Defeo Early Origins



The surname Defeo was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

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Defeo Spelling Variations


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Defeo Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Fay, Fait, Fais, Faie, Faite, Faies, Fez, Fée, Faye, De Fay, De Fait, De Fais, De Faie, De Faies, De Fez, De Fée, De Fé, Fé, De Faye and many more.

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Defeo Early History


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Defeo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Defeo research. Another 907 words (65 lines of text) covering the years 1145, 1220, 1360, 1309, 1393, 1400, 1500, 1669, 1764, 1757, 1806, 1814 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Defeo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Defeo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Defeo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 15 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Defeo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, 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 Defeo 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 Defeo were C. Fay, aged 31; settled in New York in 1823; Eugène Fay settled in Philadelphia in 1876; Gabriel Fay settled in Philadelphia in 1865; John Fay settled in Philadelphia in 1838.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Defeo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Defeo (post 1700)



  • Joseph DeFeo, American actor, known for his work on Dead Wrong (2015), Cuddlez (2015) and Slice (2015)
  • Mary Joan Jay DeFeo (1929-1989), American visual artist

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    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Defeo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Defeo 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 December 2015 at 12:35.

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