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Multiple Origins for the Surname Normand



The name Normand has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy. It is generally understood that the name was originally derived from the place-name Normandy.

Normand Early Origins



The surname Normand was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Grandcour, and are believed to be represented in the year 1066 at that seigneurie, through William of Grandcour, son of William, Count d'Eu, who was said to be a man of great bravery and who was conducted to an honorable refuge in France after the Norman Conquest of England.

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Normand Spelling Variations


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Normand Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Normand, Normant, Le Normand, Le Normant, Normandie, Normend, Norment, Le Normend and many more.

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Normand Early History


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Normand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Normand research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Normand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Normand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Normand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Normand 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 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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 Normand 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 Normand were

Normand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Normand, who landed in Maryland in 1650

Normand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francois Marie Normand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1830

Normand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Normand, who arrived in Quebec in 1719 from Guyenne
  • Jean Normand who arrived in Quebec in 1727 from Brittany
  • Jean Baptiste Normand, who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1736
  • Jean Baptiste Normand, who arrived in Quebec in 1759 from Lorraine

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Contemporary Notables of the name Normand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Normand (post 1700)



  • Mabel Ethelreid Normand (1892-1930), American silent film actress, screenwriter, director and producer who died from tuberculosis in Monrovia, California, at the age of 37; she appeared in a dozen successful films with Charles Chaplin and seventeen with Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • Scott Normand, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916
  • James P. Normand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1924
  • James Normand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000
  • Jean-François Gaspard Normand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Gilbert Normand PC (b. 1943), Canadian physician and former politician
  • Sir Charles William Blyth Normand CIE (1889-1982), Scottish meteorologist, President of the Royal Meteorological Society between 1951 and 1953
  • Wilfrid Guild Normand (1884-1962), Baron Normand, Scottish politician and judge, Solicitor General for Scotland in 1929 and from 1931 to 1933
  • Louis-Philippe Normand (1863-1928), Canadian physician and politician, Mayor of Trois-Rivières (1908-1913)
  • Kirstin Normand (b. 1974), Canadian bronze medalist synchronized swimmer at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Normand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Normand 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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