Dufour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dufour family

The surname Dufour was first found in Allassac in Limousin where the family held a family seat before the 12th century with lands and estates.

Important Dates for the Dufour family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dufour research. Another 514 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1324, 1340, 1400, 1404, 1438, 1448, 1460, 1492, 1514, 1552, 1570, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Dufour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dufour Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dufour, du Four, Dufourg, Dufourc, Dufoure, Dufur, Duffour, Duffourg, Duffur, Duffoure, Dufoure, Dufaure, du Faure, DuFaur, Duffaur, Duffare, Duffure and many more.

Early Notables of the Dufour family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Tristan II Du Faur or Dufour, Baron of Saint-Jory, Count de Bioulle de Leou, lieutenant of the Duke d'Orleans corps, colonel of the regiment of Cornette Blance, Chevalier of Saint-Louis. François Dufault or Dufaut (before 1604-ca...
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Dufour migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dufour Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Theodore Dufour who settled in Virginia in 1621 with his wife and 2 children
Dufour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Dufour, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 [1]
  • Bernard Dufour, aged 31, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [1]
Dufour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean-Jacques Dufour, who landed in Indiana in 1800 [1]
  • H. L. Dufour aged 27, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • J. P. Dufour aged 55, who settled in New Orleans in 1821
  • H Larrche Dufour aged 27, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Germain Dufour, aged 41, who arrived in Missouri in 1843 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dufour Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dufour, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Anglet, France, in 1909
  • Adolphe Dufour, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Adrienne Dufour, aged 28, who settled in America from Arunale, France, in 1915
  • Alexandre Dufour, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Albert Dufour, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1922

Dufour migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dufour Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Dufour, bread merchant married to Françoise Lamoureux and had one daughter, Elisabeth born at La Rochelle and married in 1618 to Jacques Pepin, born at La Rochelle and who is the son of David and Suzanne Albert
  • Pierre Dufour, baker, born at La Rochelle and residing at Ste-Marguerite in 1619 was married to Raymonde Tharais in 1609 who had 7 children
Dufour Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Albert Dufour, aged 54, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Dufour (post 1700)

  • Richard DuFour (1947-2017), American educational researcher
  • Val Dufour (1927-2000), American Daytime Emmy Award winning television actor, best known for his role as John Wyatt on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow
  • Bernard Dufour (1922-2016), French abstract painter
  • Georges Joseph Dufour, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • François Marie Dufour, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • François Bertrand Dufour, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Frederic Dufour (b. 1976), French three-time silver and two-time bronze medalist rower
  • Georges Joseph Dufour (1758-1820), French Republican and military commander during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars
  • Léon Jean Marie Dufour (1780-1865), French medical doctor and naturalist
  • Thomas Dufour (b. 1973), French curler, skipper of the French national team
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) Georges Dufour. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 25) François Dufour. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) François Dufour. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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