Brittany. It is derived from when the family having lived in Bretagne.
Early Origins of the Despinoy family
Early History of the Despinoy family
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Despinoy Spelling Variations
local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Despinoy, including Despins, Despinay, Despinoy, Despine, Despineul, Déspineul, Despiney and many more.
Early Notables of the Despinoy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Despinoy 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 Despinoy 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 Despinoy were 30 individuals who arrived from France to Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among these, Francoise Despins married in 1750 in St-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec.
Contemporary Notables of the name Despinoy (post 1700)
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