is the region of ancient France from which the name Delabellemare was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Bellamare, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Delabellemare family
The surname Delabellemare was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family was first established becoming one of the more notable families of the region.
Early History of the Delabellemare family
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Delabellemare Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bellemare, de Bellemare, Bellemere, Bellemaire, Bellemayre, Bellmer, Bellmore and many more.
Early Notables of the Delabellemare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delabellemare family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Delabellemare. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delabellemare were George Bellmer who, at the age of 56; settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822; Carl Bellmer, who arrived in Texas in 1844; Mrs. A. Bellemere, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850.