Du saint'george History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. Du 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 Du saint'george family
The surname Du saint'george was first found in Limousin, where the family has been traced to the early ages.
Important Dates for the Du saint'george family
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Du saint'george Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Du saint'george is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Saint-Georges, Saint-George, de Saint-George, du Saint-George and many more.
Early Notables of the Du 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 Du saint'george family
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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Du saint'george were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Du saint'george were Charles Saint-George settled in Philadelphia in 1836.