De saint-george History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. De saint-george appeared at that time in the province of Limousin. It was derived from the ancient personal name George, which was borne by the popular Saint. It is ultimately Greek in origin and translates as tiller of the soil or farmer.
Early Origins of the De saint-george family
The surname De saint-george was first found in Limousin, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
Early History of the De saint-george family
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De saint-george 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 De saint-george, including Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Early Notables of the De saint-george family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was the Governors of the Provinces; two Knights of the Orders in 1688 and 1724; Ambassador to Denmark, Holland and Switzerland.
Sir Henry Saint-George (1581-1644), was English Garter king-of-arms, eldest son of Sir Richard Saint-George, created Rouge Rose pursuivant-extraordinary in May 1610.
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Migration of the De saint-george family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name De saint-george. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name De saint-george were Charles Saint-George settled in Philadelphia in 1836.
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