Of all the French names to come from Normandy
, Delanoe is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at Noailles, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Delanoe family
The surname Delanoe was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
at Noailles, and the scion of the family was Robert Noel. This knight, Robert Noel, accompanied William, Duke of Normandy, in his conquest of England
in 1066 and was granted many lands, including those of Ellenhall, Wiverstone, Podmore and Milnese. Robert, Lord of Ellenhall became Lord of Gainsborough which was granted to him by King Henry I, King of both England
Early History of the Delanoe family
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Delanoe 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 Noell, Noelle, Noel, Noël, Noailles, Noe, Noue, de Noel and many more.
Early Notables of the Delanoe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delanoe 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 Delanoe. 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 Delanoe were François Noel who arrived in Quebec in 1657 from Poitou; Pierre Noel arrived in Quebec in 1758 from Artois, in the north-east of France; Noel Noel arrived in Quebec in 1740 from Ile-de-France.