Early Origins of the Detardit family
Early History of the Detardit family
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Detardit Spelling Variations
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 Montravel, Montravelle, Montravelles, Monravel, Monravelle, Monravelles, De Tardy, De Tardi, De Tardit, De Tardy, De Tardis, Montrevel, Montrevelle, Montrevelles, Monrevel, Montrevelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Detardit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Detardit family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Detardit has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Detardit were Ralph Montrevers settled in Barbados in 1679.
The Detardit Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Aut cum eo, Aut in eo
Motto Translation: Or with him, or in which they
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