Normend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Normend 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 Normend family
The surname Normend 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 Normend family
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Normend Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Normend, including Normand, Normant, Le Normand, Le Normant, Normandie, Normend, Norment, Le Normend and many more.
Early Notables of the Normend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Normend family
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 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. 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 Normend were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Normend 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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