Languedoc region. It is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc. The name Dupoux is derived from the Old French word pont, which means bridge, and translates as of the bridge, indicating that the original bearer lived near a prominent bridge.
Early Origins of the Dupoux family
Languedoc where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Dupoux family
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Dupoux Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name Dupoux, including Dupont, du Pont, Duppont, Duppon, Dupon, Dupons, Duppons, Duppond, Dupond, DuPon, DuPont, Dupen, Du Pen, du Pen, du Pons, du Pond and many more.
Early Notables of the Dupoux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dupoux family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Dupoux 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 Dupoux were Mr. or Mrs. Dupont, aged 26; who settled in New York in 1822; Edmund Dupont, aged 20; settled in New Orleans in 1820; Edmund Dupont, aged 26; settled in New York in 1820.
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