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The history of the Jourdain family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany. It is derived from the family living in Brittany.

Jourdain Early Origins



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

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Jourdain Spelling Variations


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Jourdain Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Jourdain some of which are Jourdan, Jordan, Jourdain, Jordain, Jourdaine, Jordaine, Jourde, Jorde, Jourdaneau, Jordaneau, Jourdanot, Jordanot, Jourdeneau, Jordeneau, Jourdenot, Jordenot, Jourdanet, Jordanet, Jourdenet, Jordenet, Jourdaney, Jordaney, Jourdeney, Jordeney, Jourdin, Jordin, Jourdon, Jordon, Jourdeau, Jordeau, Jourda, Denon, Denoncourt, Denonfoux, Denonville, Denet, Denot, Deneau, Danon, Danot and many more.

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Jourdain Early History


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Jourdain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jourdain research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1426, 1427, 1459, 1562, 1569, 1690, 1696, 1707, 1743, 1747, 1749, 1754, 1760, 1762, 1771, 1776, 1789, 1794, 1814, 1821, 1825, 1833, 1843, 1893, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Jourdain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jourdain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jourdain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825), an engraver, a diplomat, the director general of the Napoleon Museum, a knight of the Empire and a baron...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jourdain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. 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 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, Acadia 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 Jourdain were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jourdain were

Jourdain Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Silvanus Jourdain, who landed in Bermuda in 1609-1610
  • Silvester Jourdain, who arrived in Virginia in 1609-1610
  • Jean Jourdain, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1750

Jourdain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Jourdain, age 58, who settled in Louisiana in 1719

Jourdain Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles Jourdain, who settled, at the age of 40, in Canada in 1642
  • Charles Jourdain, aged 40, arrived in Canada in 1642

Jourdain Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Jourdain, who arrived in Quebec in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jourdain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jourdain (post 1700)



  • Theodore Jourdain, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Princeton, Virginia, 1839-40
  • Roger Jourdain, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984
  • Kevin A. Jourdain (b. 1972), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004, 2008

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jourdain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jourdain 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 January 2016 at 18:06.

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