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The history of the Michon name began during the Middle Ages in a region once known as Languedoc. The French name is derived from the ancient given name Michael, meaning one who is like God.

Michon Early Origins



The surname Michon was first found in Languedoc where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Michon Spelling Variations


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Michon Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Michon, some of which include Micheaux, Micheau, Michau, Michaud, Michaux, Michault, Micheault, Michoult, Micho, Michot, Michos, Mycheaux, Mycheau, Mychau, Mychaux, Des Micheaux, Des Mycheaux, Mychaud, Des Michaux and many more.

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Michon Early History


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Michon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Michon research. Another 707 words (50 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1500, 1509, 1550, 1603, 1635, 1650, 1700, 1739, 1800, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Michon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Michon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Michon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Michon 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



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. 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, 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. 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 Michon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Michon were

Michon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marguerite Michon, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

Michon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tekla Michon, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Michal Michon, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Anna Michon, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1895

Michon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Helena Michon, aged 22, who arrived in America from Paris, in 1904
  • Maria Michon, aged 23, who arrived in America from Wola Wadowka, Austria, in 1909
  • Zofia Michon, aged 17, who arrived in America from Przybyslawice, Galicia, in 1909
  • Stanislaw Michon, aged 1, who arrived in America from Podbone, Galizia, in 1913
  • Josef Michon, aged 2, who arrived in America from Zdziary, Galicia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Michon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Michon (post 1700)



  • Cathryn Michon (b. 1989), American award winning actress, writer and stand-up comic, known for her work in The New Lassie, Cook-Off! (2007) and Muffin Top: A Love Story (2014)
  • Louis-Marie Michon (1802-1866), French surgeon, an officer of the Légion d'Honneur
  • Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-1881), French priest and archaeologist who founded graphology
  • Emmanuel Michon (b. 1955), French ice speed skater at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics
  • Stéphane Michon (b. 1974), French Nordic combined skier at the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Jean-Louis Michon (1924-2013), French traditionalist scholar and translator
  • Pierre Michon (b. 1945), French writer, best known for his first novel, Small lives (1984)
  • Axel Michon (b. 1990), French tennis player on the ATP Challenger Tour
  • Mélina Robert- Michon (b. 1979), French two-time gold, silver and bronze medalist discus thrower
  • Alex Michon, British contemporary artist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Michon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Michon 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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