The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Duchamp. Duchamp is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Duchamp is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."
Early Origins of the Duchamp family
The surname Duchamp was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.
Early History of the Duchamp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duchamp research.Another 797 words (57 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1346, 1406, 1450, 1567, 1574, 1608, 1619, 1683, 1715, 1791, 1800, 1861, 1869, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Duchamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duchamp Spelling Variations
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Early Notables of the Duchamp family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification... Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duchamp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duchamp family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duchamp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John B Duchamp, who landed in New York in 1852 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Duchamp (post 1700)
- L. Timmel Duchamp, American author of science fiction
- Alexina "Teeny" Duchamp (1906-1995), born Alexina Sattler, American-born wife of Pierre Matisse, daughter-in-law of artist Henri Matisse, and second wife of artist Marcel Duchamp
- Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), French-born, American painter and illustrator
- Pierre-Maurice-Raymond Duchamp (1876-1918), birth name of Raymond Duchamp-Villon, French sculptor
- Gaston Duchamp (1875-1963), original name of Jacques Villon, the French painter