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The name Dujardin was formed many centuries ago in France during the Dark Ages in that northern western region known as Brittany. It was a name typically given to a vegetable gardener. It translates as of the gardens, and was given to the person in charge of growing edible produce.

Dujardin Early Origins



The surname Dujardin was first found in Brittany, where this distinguished family first established itself as one of the most prestigious families of the region.

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Dujardin Spelling Variations


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Dujardin Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Dujardin, including Desjardin, Desjardins, DesJardin, DesJardins, Desjardines, DesJardines, Déjardin, Déjardins, Dujardin, DuJardin, Desjardains, Desjardain, Déjardain, DéJardien, Déjerdin, Desjerdin, Desjerdins, Déjerdins, Déjerdain, Déjerdains, Le Jardin, Les Jardins, Lesjardins, Jardin, Jardines, Desjerdin and many more.

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Dujardin Early History


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Dujardin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dujardin research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1533, 1814, 1894, 1631, 1683, 1637 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Dujardin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dujardin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dujardin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dujardin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Dujardin has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Dujardin were

Dujardin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexis Dujardin, aged 21, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Alexis DuJardin, aged 21, arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Dujardin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oscar Dujardin, who landed in Arkansas in 1891

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dujardin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dujardin (post 1700)



  • Jean Dujardin (b. 1972), French Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, and Academy Award winning actor
  • Félix Dujardin (1801-1860), French zoologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. 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).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Dujardin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dujardin 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 March 2014 at 18:32.

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