Noble surnames, such as Duplessy, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Duplessy, 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 Duplessy family originally derived its surname from the place-name Plessis, which was in Maine.
Early Origins of the Duplessy family
The surname Duplessy was first found in Maine.
Early History of the Duplessy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duplessy 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 Duplessy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duplessy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Duplessis, Duplesis, Duplessi, Du Plessis, Duplessy, Du Plessy and many more.
Early Notables of the Duplessy family (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 Duplessy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duplessy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 160 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Anne Duplessis married in 1665 in Quebec.