The name Delafornier has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc
. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Delafornier family
The surname Delafornier was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Delafornier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delafornier research.Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1317, 1342, 1452, 1533, 1624, 1578, 1650, 1652, 1709, 1820, 1830, 1575, 1630 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Delafornier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delafornier 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 Delafornier include Fornier, Forniest, Forniez, Forniée, Fournier, Fournié, de Fournier, Fourney, de Fornier, Forner and many more.
Early Notables of the Delafornier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delafornier 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. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Delafornier has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delafornier were Martin Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1748; William Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Lewis
Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Honoré.