Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Defornier family
Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Defornier family
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Defornier Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name Defornier, some of which include Fornier, Forniest, Forniez, Forniée, Fournier, Fournié, de Fournier, Fourney, de Fornier, Forner and many more.
Early Notables of the Defornier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Defornier family to the New World and Oceana
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 Defornier 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 Defornier were Martin Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1748; William Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Lewis Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Honoré.
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