Plante History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The French name Plante 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 Plante family

The surname Plante 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]

Important Dates for the Plante family

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Plante 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 Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.

Early Notables of the Plante family (pre 1700)

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Plante migration to Canada

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 Plante 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 Plante were

Plante Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Plante, who arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France in 1650
  • Jean Plante, son of Nicolas and Élisabeth, married Françoise Boucher, daughter of marin and Périnne, in Quebec on 1st September 1650 [2]
  • Claude Plante, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marie Parenotre, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 7th November 1678 [2]
  • Georges Plante, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marguerite Crépeau, daughter of Maurice and Marguerite, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 5th November 1685 [2]
  • Jean Plante, son of Jean and Françoise, married Mathurine Deleugré, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 14th April 1687 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Plante Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Plante, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marie-Anne Coignac, daughter of Claude and Françoise, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 25th October 1700 [2]
  • Augustin Plante, son of Claude and Marie, married Geneviève Chartier, daughter of Charles and Louise, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 26th April 1718 [2]
  • Simon Plante, son of Thomas and Marthe, married Marie-Geneviève Rondeau, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 19th January 1722 [2]
  • Charles Plante, son of Pierre and Marguerite, married Dorothée Audibert, daughter of Étienne and Catherine, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 29th August 1740 [2]
  • Augustin Plante, son of François and Marie-Anne, married Catherine Pelletier, daughter of Michel and Françoise, in Sorel, Quebec on 18th January 1747 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Plante Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr Alexis Plante, aged 19, a Baker at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died there on 12th July 1847 during the typhus epidemic [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Plante (post 1700)

  • Brian Plante (b. 1956), American science fiction writer
  • David Plante (b. 1940), American novelist
  • Bill Plante (b. 1938), veteran American journalist and correspondent for CBS News
  • Derek Plante (b. 1971), American ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player
  • Bill Plante (b. 1938), American journalist and television news anchor
  • Mary Jane Plante, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Berlin 1st Ward, 1938 [4]
  • Lionel E. Plante, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 9th Ward; Elected 1938 [4]
  • Carole Plante, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1972 [4]
  • Aime V. Plante, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1948 [4]
  • Vincent Planté (b. 1980), French football goalkeeper
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 61)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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