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The history of the Dubuisson family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.


The surname Dubuisson was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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 Dubuisson, including Bisson, Buisson, Bichon, Du Buisson, Du Bisson, beson and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dubuisson research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1046, 1160, 1189, 1251, 1637, 1789, 1742, 1767, 1796, 1807, 1848, 1850, 1666, 1739 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Dubuisson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Notable amongst the family in this period was a lawyer of the King, two priors (priests) from Caen, a councillor at the Rouen parliament, two general captains for the militia of Normandy, two knights of Saint Louis. This family maintained its nobility, recorded in 1637, and was present at the assembly...

Another 176 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dubuisson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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 Dubuisson surname were

Dubuisson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Langaudelle Dubuisson, who landed in New York in 1815

  • Edward Dubuisson, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950
  • A. D. Dubuisson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960
  • Victor Dubuisson (b. 1990), French professional golfer
  • Pierre-Ulric Dubuisson (1746-1794), French actor
  • Jean Dubuisson (1914-2011), French architect
  • Lieutenant-General Ren-Paul Dubuisson (1879-1964), French General Officer Commanding Group Dubuisson (1939-1940)
  • Jacques-Charles Renaud Dubuisson (1666-1739), French career soldier who migrated to Canada in 1685

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    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Dubuisson Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Dubuisson 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 26 April 2016 at 10:53.

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