Planta History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Planta 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 Planta family

The surname Planta 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 Planta family

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Planta Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Planta include Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.

Early Notables of the Planta family (pre 1700)

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United States Planta migration to the United States +

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 Planta were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Planta were

Planta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ernest Von Planta, who arrived in Kentucky in 1881-1900 [2]
  • Peter Von Planta, who landed in Kentucky in 1881-1900 [2]
  • Rudolph Von Planta, who arrived in Kentucky in 1881-1900 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Planta (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Planta (1787-1847), English diplomatist, born at the British Museum, son of Joseph Planta
  • Rev. Andrew Planta (d. 1773), Swiss pastor of a reformed church at Castegna who lived in England from 1752 as minister of the German reformed church in London, and from 1758 till his death in 1773 was an assistant-librarian at the British Museum
  • Joseph Planta (1744-1827), Swiss librarian, from Castegna in the Grisons, Switzerland, son of Andrew Planta
  • The Hon. John Planta Hannaford (b. 1949), Australian politician, Minister for Health (1991-1992), Attorney-General of New South Wales (1992-1995)

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