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The Du fresne surname comes from the name of the village of Fresne, which was in the province of Bourgogne. During the late Middle Ages in France, as hereditary surnames began to be adopted names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread; sometimes these names could proprietorship of the village or estate.

Du fresne Early Origins



The surname Du fresne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has held a family seat since ancient times. The name is derived from the Old French word for "ash" as in Ash tree from the Latin: fraxinus.

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Du fresne Spelling Variations


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Du fresne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fresne, du Fresne, Frayne, du Frayne, Fresnes, Fraynes, Dufresne, Dufresnes, Dufrayne, Dufraynes, Frene, Frenes, Frane, Franes, du Frene, du Frenes, du Frane, du Franes, Dufrene, Dufrenes, Dufrane, Dufranes, Fraines, Fraine, Freyne, Freynes, Frenne, Frennes, Fresnne, Fresnnes, Fresnais, Fraigne and many more.

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Du fresne Early History


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Du fresne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Du fresne research. Another 525 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1315, 1358, 1410, 1472, 1652, 1404, 1610 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Du fresne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Du fresne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Du fresne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Du fresne 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Du fresne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques DuFresne, who landed in Montreal in 1661

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Contemporary Notables of the name Du fresne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Du fresne (post 1700)



  • Gaston Dufresne, American principal bassist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1927 to 1957
  • John Dufresne (b. 1948), American author of French Canadian descent, professor in the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program of the English Department at Florida International University
  • Armand A. DuFresne Jr., American jurist, a Judge in Lewiston, Maine
  • Isabelle Collin Dufresne (1935-2014), who used the stage name Ultra Violet, a French-born, American artist, author, and former colleague and superstar of Andy Warhol
  • Nicole duFresne (1977-2005), American playwright and actress
  • Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (1724-1772), Breton-born, French explorer who made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, Tasmania and New Zealand; he was killed by Maori in 1772
  • Louis Dufresne (1752-1832), French ornithologist, taxidermist and explorer, one of the naturalists on board the Astrolabe in 1785
  • Laurent Dufresne, French footballer
  • Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (1724-1772), French explorer
  • Sylvain Dufresne (b. 1978), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Du fresne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Du fresne 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 18 July 2016 at 14:24.

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