Dubuisson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Dubuisson family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to the coastal region known as Normandy. It is derived from the family living in Normandy. [1]

It is believed by some sources that the name Bisson originally came from the French word "buisson", which translates to "small tree" or "bush". [2]

Early Origins of the Dubuisson family

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

Richard du Buisson accompanied Guillaume the Conqueror, and his name is on the list of the companions of this prince in the church of Dives. Philippe du Buisson is cited in 1160. Richard du Buisson crossed Richard Heart of a Lion in 1189. Philippe du Buisson and his son Robert died in the seventh crusade in 1251.

Early History of the Dubuisson family

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

Early Notables of the Dubuisson family (pre 1700)

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 of the nobility of Caen in 1789. Other branches of the line brought Louis-Charles Bisson, bishop of Calvados, born in 1742. He produced many works, such as discourses, mandates, ordinances of the time of the French Revolution, and many works which were more political than religious. Pierre-François-Jean-Gaspard Bisson was a...
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Dubuisson Ranking

In France, the name Dubuisson is the 1,243rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,519 people with that name. [3]

United States Dubuisson migration to the United States +

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 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dubuisson (post 1700) +

  • Edward Dubuisson, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950 [5]
  • A. D. Dubuisson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960 [5]
  • 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) [6]
  • Jacques-Charles Renaud Dubuisson (1666-1739), French career soldier who migrated to Canada in 1685

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  3. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 4) Ren-Paul Dubuisson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Dubuisson/Ren%C3%A9-Paul/France.html

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