Normand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Normand family

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.

Early History of the Normand family

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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.

Early Notables of the Normand family (pre 1700)

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United States Normand migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 [1]
Normand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francois Marie Normand, who arrived in Louisiana in 1830 [1]

Canada Normand migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Normand Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Normand, son of François and Jeanne, who married Romaine Boudet, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Quebec on 19th September 1661 [2]
  • Pierre Normand, son of Pierre and Germaine, who married Catherine Normand, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Catherine, in Quebec on 7th September 1665 [2]
  • Jean Normand, son of Jean and Anne, who married Anne Chalifour, daughter of Paul and Jacquette, in Quebec on 6th June 1686 [2]
  • Charles Normand, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Madeleine Dionne, daughter of Antoine and Catherine, in Quebec on 20th November 1691 [2]
  • Joseph Normand, son of Jean and Anne, who married Marie Choret, daughter of Robert and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 29th October 1693 [2]
Normand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Normand, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Anne Bruneau, daughter of Vincent and Marie, in Quebec on 29th May 1701 [2]
  • Charles Normand, son of Jean and Anne, who married Françoise Jean, daughter of Denis and Marie, in Quebec on 13th March 1703 [2]
  • Charles Normand, son of Charles and Marie-Madeleine, who married Catherine Boutin, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Lorette, Quebec on 13th June 1718 [2]
  • Pierre Normand, who arrived in Quebec in 1719 from Guyenne
  • Charles Normand, son of Joseph and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Jorian, daughter of André and Barbe, in Quebec on 1st August 1725 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [3]
  • James P. Normand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1924 [3]
  • James Normand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000 [3]
  • Jean-François Gaspard Normand, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • 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.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, June 16) Jean-François Normand. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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