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Saint'vincent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Saint'vincent was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy, at Saint-Vincent-Cramenil.

Early Origins of the Saint'vincent family

The surname Saint'vincent was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Saint-Vincent-Craménil in the Seine-Inférieur-region, in the arrondissement of Le Havre in the canton of Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc, and where they were Chamberlains of Tancarville.

Early History of the Saint'vincent family

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Saint'vincent 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 Saint'vincent, including St-Vincent, Saint-Vincent, St-Vincente and many more.

Early Notables of the Saint'vincent family (pre 1700)

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

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive 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 immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Saint'vincent surname were Pierre Saint-Vincent who arrived in Quebec from Lorraine in 1693.

Contemporary Notables of the name Saint'vincent (post 1700)

  • Andre Saint-Vincent, Lawyer, Paris, France

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