Delafortes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Delafortes family
The surname Delafortes was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Delafortes family
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Delafortes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Durfort, Durforte, Durfaurre, Deforte, Duforte, Desforte, Dufaute, Defaute, Durfort, Dufortes and many more.
Early Notables of the Delafortes family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Durfort, Lord of Duras, Blanquefort and Villandrau, Mayor of Bordeaux in 1487, followed Charles VIII in the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples in 1474 and Louis XII to the Duchy of Milan, later to become the Governor of Drême in Lombardie.
Louis Durfort or Duras Earl of Feversham (1640?-1709), was a general and the sixth son of Guy Aldonce de Durfort, marquis de Duras, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henri de la...
Migration of the Delafortes family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Fort settled in Maryland in 1685; Francis Fort settled in Virginia in 1736; Claude Fort settled in Louisiana in 1756; Lewis Emanuel Fort settled in Philadelphia in 1804.