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The history of the Jourdan 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.
The surname Jourdan was first found in Brittany, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Jourdan is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jourdan 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 Jourdan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jourdan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. 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 Jourdan were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jourdan were
Jourdan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Jourdan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Jourdan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jourdan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Jourdan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jourdan 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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