St.jean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the St.jean family

The surname St.jean was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the St.jean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our St.jean research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1234, 1400, 1440, 1540, 1551, 1607, 1667, 1669, 1723, 1800, 1341, 1364, 1351, 1645, 1707 and 1800 are included under the topic Early St.jean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

St.jean Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name St.jean, including Saint Jean, Jean, Geon, Jeans, Jeane, Geans, Gen, Le Jean, Des Jeans, De La Geon, Saint-Jon, Saint-Geans and many more.

Early Notables of the St.jean family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Jean, or Jehan de Beaumanoir, Marshal of Brittany for Charles of Blois, and Captain of Josselin, is remembered for his share in the famous Combat of the Thirty during the War of Breton Succession (1341-1364); Sir...
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St.jean migration to the United States

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 St.jean 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 St.jean were

St.jean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter St. Jean who settled in Philadelphia in 1848
St.jean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sister St Jean, aged 23, who landed in America from England, in 1903
  • Gabriel St Jean, aged 27, who landed in America from Murinais, in 1905
  • Edward C. St Jean, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Joseph St Jean, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1924

St.jean migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

St.jean Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Charles St Jean, aged 44, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name St.jean (post 1700)

  • Leonard Wayne St. Jean (b. 1941), former college and professional American AFL football guard
  • Garry St. Jean (b. 1950), American former professional basketball coach and executive
  • Pierre St.-Jean (1943-1976), Canadian weightlifter who competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Pierre St-Jean (1833-1900), Canadian doctor and politician
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