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Noble surnames, such as Duplessis, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Duplessis, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Maine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Duplessis family originally derived its surname from the place-name Plessis, which was in Maine.

Duplessis Early Origins



The surname Duplessis was first found in Maine.

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Duplessis Spelling Variations


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Duplessis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Duplessis, Duplesis, Duplessi, Du Plessis, Duplessy, Du Plessy and many more.

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Duplessis Early History


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Duplessis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duplessis research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1310, 1355, 1549, 1554, 1586, 1605, 1627, 1630, 1690, 1694, 1725, 1699, 1774, 1735, 1740, 1750, 1766, 1680, 1732, 1663, 1741, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Duplessis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duplessis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duplessis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Philippe Du Plessis-Mornay, lord of Plessis-Marly and a diplomat around 1549; Bertrand Du Plessis was councilor at the cour-des-aides of Perigueux in 1554; Jacques Du Plessis was bishop of Lucon in 1586; Suzanne de Bruc was marquise of Du Plessis in 1605 and...

Another 154 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duplessis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duplessis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles-Denis Duplessis married in America in 1742
  • Marie Duplessis, aged 47, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

Duplessis Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marguerite Duplessis, who landed in Quebec in 1664
  • Anne Duplessis married in 1665 in Quebec
  • Francois Duplessis married in 1689 in Champlain, Quebec

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duplessis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duplessis (post 1700)



  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis (b. 1941), American poet and essayist
  • Jean-Baptiste Vigoureux Duplessis, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Anne Lucile Philippe Laridon Duplessis (1770-1794), wife of the French revolutionary and journalist Camille Desmoulins
  • Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (1725-1802), French painter, known for the realist style and the immediacy of his portraits; his portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1778) is still reproduced on the U.S. hundred dollar bill
  • Marie Duplessis (1824-1847), born Alphonsine Rose Plessis, a French courtesan and mistress, inspiration for Marguerite Gautier, the main character of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas the younger, one of Duplessis' lovers
  • Alexandre Duplessis (b. 1970), Canadian politician, 6th Mayor of Laval, Quebec (2012-2013)
  • Josée Duplessis, Canadian politician, Chair of the Montreal Executive Committee in 2013
  • Nérée Le Noblet Duplessis (1855-1926), Canadian politician, Mayor of Trois-Rivières and Member of the Legislative Assembly, father of Premier Maurice Duplessis
  • Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis, Haitian-born Grammy Award-winning musical composer and record producer
  • Suzanne Duplessis (b. 1940), Canadian Member of Parliament, Secretary to the Minister for External Relations and International Development
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. 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).
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Duplessis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duplessis 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.

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