The name Delongville is an old name from Normandy
. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy
, at Longueville.
Early Origins of the Delongville family
The surname Delongville was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
. The name was "a branch of the house of Giffard, barons of Langueville and Bolbec near Dieppe, Normandy. Osberne de Longueville or Bolbec, with William de Bolbec, Robert Malet, and Gilbert de Menill c. 990, gave the church of Pictariville, Normandy
, to religious uses." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Delongville family
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Delongville Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 Delongville is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Longeville, Longevilles, Longueville, Longuevilles, Longville, Longvilles, Longevil, Longvils, Longvile, Longviles, Longevil, Longevils, Langueville, Longevile, Longeviles, Languille, Longuevil, Langeville, Longuevils, Longuevile, Longueviles, de Longeville, de Longevilles, de Longueville, de Longuevilles, de Longville, de Longvilles, Loungeville, Loungville, Longeville de and many more.
Early Notables of the Delongville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delongville 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 Delongville 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 Delongville were P. Languelle who settled in New Orleans in 1821 at the age of 20; another Langeville who settled in New Orleans in 1823; and C. Languille who settled in New York in 1823..