Noble surnames, such as Deguy, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Deguy, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Deguy family originally lived at De Guy, a village in the province of Picardy.
Early Origins of the Deguy family
The surname Deguy was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat
at De Guy a village in the department of l'Oise in l'Yonne. One of the first on record was the Duke de Spolèt whose name was Guy, in the year 894.
Early History of the Deguy family
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Deguy Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Deguy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Deguy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Guy settled in Quebec in 1671 from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux, but this is thought to be the port of embarkation rather than his home province.