Jeannés History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Jeannés family
The surname Jeannés was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Jeannés family
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Jeannés Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Jeannés some of which are 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 Jeannés 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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Jeannés migration to Canada +
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and 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, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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, Acadia 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. 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 Jeannés were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jeannés were
Jeannés Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Robert Jeannes, son of Yves and Marie, who married Françoise Savard, daughter of Simon and Marie, in Quebec on 21st January 1665 
Jeannés Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Martin Jeannes, son of Robert and Françoise, who married Marie Pot, daughter of Nicolas and Suzanne, in Quebec on 17th January 1707 
- Jean Jeannes, son of Robert and Françoise, who married Antoinette Sainte-Marie, daughter of Louis and Mathurine, in Montreal, Quebec on 22nd January 1713 
- Jean Jeannes, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Louise Morand, daughter of Jacques and Louise, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 11th February 1732 
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- ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.