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Jean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Jean family


The surname Jean was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Jean family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jean research.
Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1234, 1400, 1440, 1540, 1551, 1607, 1667, 1669, 1723, 1800, 1341, 1364, 1351, 1645, 1707 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Jean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jean 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 Jean, including 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 Jean 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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Migration of the Jean 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. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Jean has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jean were

Jean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • René Jean settled with his wife Marguerite Pepin in Louisiana in 1719
  • Rene Jean, aged 52, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jean Antoine Jean, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Pierre Joseph Jean, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Pierre Armin Jean, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Christophe Grand Jean, who landed in New York in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Lertel Jean, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Zilliox Jean, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Gustavus Saint Jean, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848
  • Joseph Jean, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Jean Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Denis Jean, son of Élie and Élisabeth, married Marie Peltier, daughter of Nicolas and Jeanne, in Quebec on 30th August 1655 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Vivien Jean, son of Vivien and Suzanne, married Catherine Gateau, daughter of Odart and Geneviève, in Quebec on 29th October 1671 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Gilles Jean, son of Jacques and Agnès, married Jeanne Masse, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Quebec on 21st June 1674 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Élie Jean, son of Vivien and Élisabeth, married Marie Gagnesse, daughter of Pierre and Madeleine, in Quebec on 20th January 1676 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Baptiste Jean, who arrived in Montreal in 1676
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jean Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Jean, son of Élie and Marie, married Catherine Blondeau, daughter of François and Nicole, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 24th November 1701 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Jean, son of Jean and Catherine, married Angélique Dandonneau, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 2nd February 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Léonard Jean, son of Léonard and Anne, married Marie Varin, daughter of Marin and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th November 1712 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Gérard Jean, son of Jean and Marie, married Marie-Louise Chaillé, daughter of François and Françoise, in Quebec on 28th September 1730 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Jean, son of Denis and Marie, married Marie-Catherine Mexeray, daughter of Thomas and Louise, in Terrebonne, Quebec on 16th June 1732 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jean (post 1700)


  • Trafton Jean (b. 1972), American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 85th District, 2000; Treasurer of Michigan Libertarian Party, 2001-02 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul Jean, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 6th Ward, 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean B. Jean, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles A. Jean, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948; Chair of Union County Republican Party, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arthur J. Jean, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 7th Ward 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Honore St. Jean, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 9th Ward, 1938 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Major-General Raymond-Damien Jean (1891-1949), French General during World War II [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Raymond-Damien Jean. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jean/Raymond-Damien/France.html
  • Earl Jude Jean (b. 1971), former St. Lucian footballer
  • Michaëlle Jean CC CMM COM CD (b. 1957), Haitian-born, Canadian journalist, 27th Governor General of Canada
  • Diana Jean Krall OC, OBC (b. 1964), Canadian jazz pianist and singer; she has won five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards with nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums, wife of Elvis Costello

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Raymond-Damien Jean. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jean/Raymond-Damien/France.html


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