In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. Desaint'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 Desaint'george family
The surname Desaint'george was first found in Limousin
, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
Early History of the Desaint'george family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desaint'george research.Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1356, 1763, 1784, 1403, 1688, 1724, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1652, 1688 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Desaint'george History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Desaint'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 Desaint'george, including Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Early Notables of the Desaint'george family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Desaint'george family to the New World and Oceana
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 Desaint'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 Desaint'george were Charles Saint-George settled in Philadelphia in 1836.