Origins Available: French, German
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 Normandie family
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 Normandie family
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Normandie Spelling Variations
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 Normandie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. 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 Normandie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Normandie family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Normandie has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Normandie were 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 in 1759 from Lorraine.
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