Defoor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Defoor family
The surname Defoor was first found in Allassac in Limousin where the family held a family seat before the 12th century with lands and estates.
One of the first records was Vital du Four (1260-1327), a French Franciscan theologian and scholastic philosopher. He rose to become Cardinal in 1312 and bishop of Albano in 1321. He died in Avignon in 1327.
Early History of the Defoor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Defoor research. Another 514 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1324, 1340, 1400, 1404, 1438, 1448, 1460, 1492, 1514, 1552, 1570, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Defoor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Defoor 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 Defoor family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Tristan II Du Faur or Dufour, Baron of Saint-Jory, Count de Bioulle de Leou, lieutenant of the Duke d'Orleans corps, colonel of the regiment of Cornette Blance, Chevalier of Saint-Louis.
François Dufault or Dufaut (before 1604-ca...
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In the United States, the name Defoor is the 17,391st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Defoor family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: H.L. Dufour aged 27; who settled in New Orleans in 1820; H Larrche Dufour aged 27; who settled in New Orleans in 1823; J.P. Dufour aged 55; who settled in New Orleans in 1821.
|Contemporary Notables of the name Defoor (post 1700) ||+|
- J. B. DeFoor, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Clayton County, 1923-24 
- J. Allison Defoor (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004 
- Allison II Defoor, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2008