Du fleury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Du fleury is from that region of northern France called Normandy. The name came from the medieval given name Fleuri.
Early Origins of the Du fleury family
The surname Du fleury was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been kept on record from ancient times. Some of the first records of the name include: Abbo of Fleury (Latin: Abbo Floriacensis) (c. 945-1004), also known as Saint Abbon was a monk, and later abbot, of Fleury Abbey; Abbo of Fleury (died 1004) a monk and abbot of Fleury; Andrew of Fleury ( fl. 1043) wrote Miracula sancti Benedicti; and Hugh of Fleury (died c. 1118) a monk of Fleury known for his chronicles and other writings.
Early History of the Du fleury family
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Du fleury Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and 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 Du fleury, including Fleury, Fleurie, Fleurey, Fleuries, Fleurry, Fleurrie, Fleurries, Fleurrey, de Fleury, du Fleury, de Fleurey, du Fleurey, de Fleurry, du Fleurry, de Fleurrey and many more.
Early Notables of the Du fleury family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Fleury (or Florin) (died 1527), a 16th-century French naval officer and privateer, best known for the capture of two out of the three Spanish galleons carrying the Aztec treasure from Mexico to Spain in 1522. According to Forbes, he was the sixth highest earning pirate who had a wealth...
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Migration of the Du fleury family
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Du fleury surname were Jacques Fleury, who was on record in Montreal in 1653; Francois Fleury, who came to Quebec in 1659; Abraham Fleury, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1680.
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