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Saint'georges History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In the Middle Ages, French families took on surnames with increasing frequency. Saint'georges 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 Saint'georges family


The surname Saint'georges was first found in Limousin, where the family has been traced to the early ages.

Early History of the Saint'georges family


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Saint'georges Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Saint'georges 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 Saint'georges family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Saint'georges family to the New World and Oceana


France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. 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, 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. 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 Saint'georges were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Saint'georges were Charles Saint-George settled in Philadelphia in 1836.

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