The name Defleurey is from that region of northern France called Normandy
. The name came from the medieval given name Fleuri.
Early Origins of the Defleurey family
The surname Defleurey was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family has been kept on record from ancient times. Some of the first records of the name include: Abbo of Fleury (Latin: Abbo Floriacensis) (c.
945-1004), also known as Saint Abbon was a monk, and later abbot, of Fleury Abbey; Abbo of Fleury (died 1004) a monk and abbot of Fleury; Andrew of Fleury ( fl.
1043) wrote Miracula sancti Benedicti; and Hugh of Fleury (died c. 1118) a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.
Early History of the Defleurey family
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Defleurey Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames: during the early development of the written 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. Certain variations were adopted by different branches of the family name. Spelling variations
of the name Defleurey, include Fleury, Fleurie, Fleurey, Fleuries, Fleurry, Fleurrie, Fleurries, Fleurrey, de Fleury, du Fleury, de Fleurey, du Fleurey, de Fleurry, du Fleurry, de Fleurrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Defleurey family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Fleury (or Florin) (died 1527), a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer, best known for the capture of two out of the three Spanish galleons carrying the Aztec treasure from Mexico to Spain
in 1522. According to Forbes, he was the sixth highest earning pirate who had a wealth... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Defleurey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Defleurey family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Defleurey 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 Defleurey were Jacques Fleury, who was on record in Montreal in 1653; Francois Fleury, who came to Quebec in 1659; Abraham Fleury, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1680.
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