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The story of the name Dousser is a long and distinguished tale beginning in the French Province of Gascogne. Dousser was a name for a person of sweet, pleasant, or mild disposition as it is derived from the Old French word douce.

Dousser Early Origins



The surname Dousser was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Dousser Spelling Variations


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Dousser 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 Dousser is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Doucet, Doucé, Dousset, Doussé, Doussée, Doussais, Doussay, Doulcet, Douchet, Doucete, Douget, Dougette and many more.

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Dousser Early History


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Dousser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dousser research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1273, 1308, 1459, 1670, 1724, 1750, 1766, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Dousser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dousser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dousser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dousser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Dousser 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 Dousser were Jean Doucet who settled in Carolina in 1695; Francis Douset, aged 60; who settled in Savannah in 1820; Francis Dousset, aged 32; who settled in Savannah in 1820..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Dousser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dousser Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2013 at 16:19.

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