The French name Delabelleau first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy
. It is derived from when the family having lived at Belleau, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Delabelleau family
The surname Delabelleau was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
. Belleau Abbey, later Belleau Priory was a Cistercian monastery in Villeneuve-la-Lionne, Marne, France, about 15 kilometres south-west of Montmirail. It was founded in 1242 but over the years has fallen in ruin.
Early History of the Delabelleau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delabelleau research.Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1679, 1696, 1738, 1829, 1857, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Delabelleau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delabelleau Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Delabelleau include Belleau, Beleau, Bellot, Belot, de Belleau and others.
Early Notables of the Delabelleau family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Remy (or Rémi) Belleau (1528-1577), a French Renaissance
poet. François Belleau, born in Bray in 1679, was a famous poisoner. Gabriel de Belleau, of the ancient branch of the Norman family, was a squire, lord of Belleau, and is recorded in 1696, when... Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delabelleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delabelleau 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 Delabelleau 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 Delabelleau were 180 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Marie Belleau married in Chateau-Richer, Quebec in 1670.