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The French name Jeune was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.
The surname Jeune was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Jeune, including Juneau, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuniau, Jouneau, Jouniau, Jonet, Jonnet, Jonneau, Jonniau, Jonneret, Jonnart, Jeunesse, Jonin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeune research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1613, 1771, 1793, 1800, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Jeune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family was Jean-Andoche Junot, duke of Abrantès, born in 1771, who was a French general. In 1793 Bonaparte promoted him to officer and made him his aide-de-camp. He would become a General in 1801, colonel-general of the Hussards in 1804, ambassador to Lisbon in 1804, Governour-General of Parme-et-Plaisance...
Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeune Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Jeune were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jeune were
Jeune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Jeune Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Jeune Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeune Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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