Dupee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dupee family

The surname Dupee was first found in Languedoc where they anciently held lands and estates.

Raymond du Puy went in the Crusades to Jerusalem where he was the Grand Master de Saint-Jean in 1120, and it was from Hugues Puy who lived in 1200 that the many diverse lines of the family started including that of Du Puy of Rochefort. Déodat de Podio was a Knight's apprentice in 1359, Martial Dupuy was the Lord of Roquette, and was connected with de Montmorency when he acquired the fiefs of Sébastien Endrien in 1514, and a Dupuy was the secretary to the King in 1737.

Guillaume II Du Puy was the Lord of Lalogarde, Saint Paul and Magrin, and maintained the family patent letters and heraldic cap of nobility for the family and future generations in 1669. François Du Puy, Lord of Saint Armand, Knight of Malta, was a captain of Grenadiers of the regiment of Lorraine, and commander of the royal troops in India for which he was rewarded as a Knight of Saint-Louis in 1716.

Paul Dupuis, son of Simon and Suzanne (neé Brusquet), was Lord of Ile-aux-Oies, ensign in a company, and officer in the Regiment of Carignan. He married Jeanne Couillard in Quebec on 22nd October 1668. He later became Lieutenant-General of the Quebec Police and remained in this position until his death on 21st December 1713. [1]

Early History of the Dupee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dupee research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1110, 1120, 1200, 1359, 1514, 1669, 1716, and 1737 are included under the topic Early Dupee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dupee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dupuis, Dupuits, Dupuit Dupuy, du Puy, Dupuy, Du Peu, dePeu, DuPeux, LePeu, Dupè, Pouey, Poueigh, Pouy, Dupouy, Poy, Puig, Delpuy, Pouet, LePuy, LePuis, DePuis, DePuy, Le Pouey, DuPouy, LePeux, Dupée and many more.

Early Notables of the Dupee family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dupee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dupee migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dupee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Dupee, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • Danl Dupee, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Fermon Dupee, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • Margaret Dupee, aged 2, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • Mary Joseph Dupee, aged 5, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dupee (post 1700) +

  • Walter Hamlin Dupee, American dairy farmer who founded Edgemoor Farm Dairy Barn, Santee, California in 1913
  • Frank Oliver Dupee (1877-1956), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one game for the Chicago White Stockings in 1901
  • George Washington Dupee (1826-1897), American former slave who became a Baptist leader in Kentucky, United States
  • Frederick Wilcox "Fred" Dupee (1904-1979), American literary critic, essayist for Partisan Review and The New York Review of Books
  • Michael George "Mike" Dupée (b. 1966), American game show contestant and author, winner of the 1996 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champion


The Dupee Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vicit Leo e tribu Juda
Motto Translation: The lion and the Tribe of Juda have conquered


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)


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