Noble surnames, such as Delablois, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Delablois, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Orleanais. 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 Delablois family originally derived its surname from the name of the city of Blois, which was in Orleanais.
Early Origins of the Delablois family
The surname Delablois was first found in Blois, a city and the capital of Loir-et-Cher department in central France in the former province of Orleanais. This city dates back to at least the 6th century when it was first mentioned by Gregory de Tours. By 1196, Count Louis had granted privileges to the townsmen which survived the Middle Ages. In 1429, Joan of Arc made Blois her base of operations for the relief of Orleans. The lineage began after the tradition of the counts of Blois from the house of Chatillon, and the lords of Trelon. The house of Blois affirmed its noble status in 1530, 1664 and 1668.
Early History of the Delablois family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delablois research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1193, 1391, 1130, 1506, 1699, 1778, 1720, 1733, 1748, 1740, 1801, 1804 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Delablois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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Early Notables of the Delablois family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Louis De Blois, a mystic writer who lived around 1506; Stephen Deblois (1699-1778), English-born, immigrant to America in 1720 and rose to become organist of King's Chapel, Boston (1733-ca.1748) and Old North Church in Boston, and owned Boston's Concert Hall; Jean-Pierre De Blois... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delablois Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delablois family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 240 individuals of the lineage who arrived from French to Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. The lineage was brought to Canada by Gregoire DeBlois, who was born in 1632. Marguerite Blois married in 1665 in Montreal.