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Defoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Defoe family


The surname Defoe was first found in Allassac in Limousin where the family held a family seat before the 12th century with lands and estates.

Early History of the Defoe family


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Defoe Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dufour, du Four, Dufourg, Dufourc, Dufoure, Dufur, Duffour, Duffourg, Duffur, Duffoure, Dufoure, Dufaure, du Faure, DuFaur, Duffaur, Duffare, Duffure and many more.

Early Notables of the Defoe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Defoe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Defoe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Luther M. Defoe, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Luther M. Defoe, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Daniel Defoe, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Adriand Defoe, aged 20, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1921

Defoe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Johannes Ernest Defoe U.E., "John, Dafoe, Dayfoot, Devoe, Diefuh, Deffu, Teffa, Thevou" (b. 1726) born in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, USA from Rensselaerwyk, Pownal, Charlotte County, New York who arrived at Fort Saint John [Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu], Quebec c. 1778 he enlisted in 1778 served in Kings Royal Rangers New York 2nd Battalion, he died in 1784 [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. Abraham Defoe U.E., "Dafoe" (b. 1754) born in Albany County, New York, USA from Albany County, New York, USA who settled in Bath, Ernestown Township, Ontario, Upper Canada c. 1784 then Fredericksburgh Township [Greater Napanee], Cataraqui Township, Ontario he enlisted in 1777 served in Rogers Rangers, Captain Harry Ruiter's 3rd Company, General Burgoyne's Company married to Katreen Diamond c. 1776 they had 5 children, he died in 1815 Fredericksburgh, Ontario [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. John Defoe U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [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. Michael Defoe U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [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. Daniel Defoe U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1786 [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

Defoe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Anna M. Defoe, aged 54, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1914
  • Calvin W. Defoe, aged 51, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1923
  • Nellie Defoe, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Defoe (post 1700)


  • Murl Holcomb DeFoe (1879-1964), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1919-20, 1943-46; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hazel Kirke DeFoe (1881-1955), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  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
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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