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The French name Planchon first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy (French: Normandie). It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy at the Seigneury De Planques, from which their name is derived.

Early Origins of the Planchon family

The surname Planchon was first found in Normandy, the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the honour of the seigneurie of De Planques in the region of Pas de Calais in the arrondissement of Montreuil sur Mer.

The family emerged at Wildenberg as a family of great distinction being descended from Conrad, Count de Rauzen, a Marshall of all France in 1712. Gaston Planté was a celebrated French physician who was born at Orthez in 1834 and died at Bellevue, Seine-et-Oise, 1889.

Jean Plante, born in 1621, son of Nicolas and Elisabeth (née Jouinne), settled in New France in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Boucher, born in 1636, daughter of Marin and Perinne (née Malet), on 1st September 1650. They settled together at Château-Richer, Quebec until Jean's death on 29th March 1706. Françoise passed away on 18th April 1711. [1]

Early History of the Planchon family

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Planchon Spelling Variations

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Planchon, including Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.

Early Notables of the Planchon family (pre 1700)

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Planchon Ranking

In France, the name Planchon is the 2,576th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Planchon family

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Planchon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Planchon were Jean Plante arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France in 1650, although this may have been a port of departure rather than his native province..

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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