The surname Delaprevost is a ancient French name. It was a name given to a person from Brittany
who was a prefect or chief magistrate. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word prevost, which signified someone of that title.
Early Origins of the Delaprevost family
The surname Delaprevost was first found in Britanny (Bretagne) where this noble family originated in ancient times.
Early History of the Delaprevost family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delaprevost research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1547, 1580, 1622, 1753, 1830, 1831, 1848, 1729, 1732, 1865, 1680, 1741, 1638, 1702, 1665, 1697 and 1763 are included under the topic Early Delaprevost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delaprevost Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Delaprevost is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Prévost, Prévoste, Prévosts, Prévostes, Prévaust, Prévauste, Prévaustes, Prévausts, de Prévost, du Prévost and many more.
Early Notables of the Delaprevost family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Louis-Constant Prévost-Paradol, journalist, Man of Letters, member of the French Academy; Françoise Prévost (c.
1680-1741), a French ballerina; François Provost (1638-1702), French-born... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delaprevost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delaprevost 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 Delaprevost 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 Delaprevost were Mr. Prevost, who settled in Carolina in 1679; John Prevost settled in Barbados in 1685; Adam Prevost settled in Virginia in 1700; Adrien Prevost, aged 24.