Delafaye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The region of ancient France known as Auvergne, is where the name Delafaye was born. Delafaye was a name for someone who lived near a grove of beech trees. It is associated with the Auvergne region of France, on the Massíf Central, which is located in south-central France.

Early Origins of the Delafaye family

The surname Delafaye was first found in Auvergne, a historic province located in south-central France.

Early History of the Delafaye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delafaye research. Another 454 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1145, 1220, 1360, 1309, 1393, 1400, 1500, 1669, 1764, 1757, 1806, 1814, 1700, 1709, 1674 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Delafaye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delafaye 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 Fay, Fait, Fais, Faie, Faite, Faies, Fez, Fée, Faye, De Fay, De Fait, De Fais, De Faie, De Faies, De Fez, De Fée, De Fé, Fé, De Faye and many more.

Early Notables of the Delafaye family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Claude-Florimond De Fay, Captain of the Ponthieu Regiment during the 1700's. Jacques de la Faye was a 17th-18th century French writer whose Defensio Religionis ('Defense of Religion') a 251-page critique of the pantheism of John Toland, was...
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Canada Delafaye migration to Canada +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Delafaye 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 Delafaye were

Delafaye Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jehan DeLaFaye, who landed in Acadia in 1636
  • Antoine DeLaFaye, who arrived in Montreal in 1683


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