Delasaint-george History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. Delasaint-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 Delasaint-george family
The surname Delasaint-george was first found in Limousin, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
Early History of the Delasaint-george family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delasaint-george research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1356, 1763, 1784, 1403, 1688, 1724, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1652, 1688, 1724, 1581, 1644, 1610 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Delasaint-george History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delasaint-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 Delasaint-george, including Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Early Notables of the Delasaint-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.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delasaint-george Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delasaint-george family
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Delasaint-george 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 Delasaint-george were Charles Saint-George settled in Philadelphia in 1836.
Related Stories +