Duplantis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Duplantis first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy (French: Normandie). It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy at the Seigneury De Planques, from which their name is derived.

Early Origins of the Duplantis family

The surname Duplantis was first found in Normandy, the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the honour of the seigneurie of De Planques in the region of Pas de Calais in the arrondissement of Montreuil sur Mer.

The family emerged at Wildenberg as a family of great distinction being descended from Conrad, Count de Rauzen, a Marshall of all France in 1712. Gaston Planté was a celebrated French physician who was born at Orthez in 1834 and died at Bellevue, Seine-et-Oise, 1889.

Jean Plante, born in 1621, son of Nicolas and Elisabeth (née Jouinne), settled in New France in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Boucher, born in 1636, daughter of Marin and Perinne (née Malet), on 1st September 1650. They settled together at Château-Richer, Quebec until Jean's death on 29th March 1706. Françoise passed away on 18th April 1711. [1]

Early History of the Duplantis family

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Duplantis 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 Duplantis, including Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.

Early Notables of the Duplantis family (pre 1700)

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United States Duplantis migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Duplantis has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Duplantis were

Duplantis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Evans Duplantis, aged 22, who immigrated to Montegut, Louisiana in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Duplantis (post 1700) +

  • Jesse Duplantis (b. 1949), American Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Steve Duplantis (1972-2008), Canadian professional PGA Tour and European Tour golf caddy


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


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