The history of the Denoncourt family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany
. It is derived from the family living in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Denoncourt family
The surname Denoncourt was first found in Brittany
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Denoncourt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denoncourt research.Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1426, 1427, 1459, 1562, 1569, 1690, 1696, 1707, 1743, 1747, 1749, 1754, 1760, 1762, 1771, 1776, 1789, 1794, 1814, 1821, 1825, 1833, 1843, 1893, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Denoncourt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Denoncourt Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Denoncourt is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Jourdan, Jordan, Jourdain, Jordain, Jourdaine, Jordaine, Jourde, Jorde, Jourdaneau, Jordaneau, Jourdanot, Jordanot, Jourdeneau, Jordeneau, Jourdenot, Jordenot, Jourdanet, Jordanet, Jourdenet, Jordenet, Jourdaney, Jordaney, Jourdeney, Jordeney, Jourdin, Jordin, Jourdon, Jordon, Jourdeau, Jordeau, Jourda, Denon, Denoncourt, Denonfoux, Denonville, Denet, Denot, Deneau, Danon, Danot and many more.
Early Notables of the Denoncourt family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825), an engraver, a diplomat, the director general of the Napoleon
Museum, a knight of the Empire and a baron... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denoncourt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Denoncourt family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Denoncourt were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Denoncourt were Charles Jourdain, who settled, at the age of 40; in Canada in 1642; Anne Jordin, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Marie Denot, who settled in Montreal in 1667.
Contemporary Notables of the name Denoncourt (post 1700)
- Sonia Denoncourt (b. 1964), Canadian retired soccer referee from Sherbrooke, Quebec, current head of women's referee development at FIFA