Jeann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Jeann family
The surname Jeann was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Important Dates for the Jeann family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeann 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 Jeann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeann 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 Jeann, 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 Jeann 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 Jeann family
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 Jeann 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 Jeann were Peter Gustavus Saint Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1848; Jean Antoine Jean settled in Louisiana in 1752; Pierre Armin Jean settled in Philadelphia in 1753.
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