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Quesnel Early Origins



The surname Quesnel was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat, and were members of the aristocratic families of that region.

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Quesnel Spelling Variations


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Quesnel Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Quesnel is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Quesnel, Quesnell, Quesnelle, Quesnoy, Quesnay, Quesne, Quesneau, du Quesnel, du Quesnell, Quennell, Quennel, Du Quesnoy, du Quesnay, du Quesne and many more.

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Quesnel Early History


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Quesnel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quesnel research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1619, 1634, 1668, 1694, 1719, 1749, 1774, 1809, and 1838 are included under the topic Early Quesnel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quesnel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quesnel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quesnel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. 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 Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia 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 Quesnel were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Quesnel were

Quesnel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Quesnel, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Quesnel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Quesnel, aged 50, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
  • George Quesnel, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Albert Quesnel, aged 37, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • William Quesnel, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from St. Peters Port, Guernsey, in 1916
  • Marcel Quesnel, aged 15, who landed in America from Sotteville, France, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Quesnel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Olivier Quesnel who settled at Duquesnel, Quebec, in 1676 from Normandy
  • Jacques Quesnel settled at Duquesnel in 1676

Quesnel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Quesnel settled at Duquesnel in 1760

Quesnel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Annie Quesnel, aged 41, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • George Quesnel, aged 28, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quesnel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quesnel (post 1700)



  • Andy Quesnel, American actress, known for her work on The Smurfs 2 (2013), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) and Jenni (2014)
  • François Jean Baptiste Quesnel, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Jean Baptiste Quesnel du Torpt (1765-1819), French division commander under the First French Empire of Napoleon
  • Yannick Quesnel (b. 1973), French football goalkeeper
  • Mathieu Quesnel, French Canadian actor and composer, known for Le règne de la beauté (2014), Tout le monde frenche (2014) and Real Lies (2014)
  • Joanna "Pooky" Quesnel (b. 1965), English actress, screenwriter and singer, known for Great Expectations (2012), Enid (2009) and The Hawk (1993)
  • Frédéric-Auguste Quesnel (1785-1866), Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Chambly (1820-1834)
  • Chantal Quesnel, Canadian actress
  • Jules-Maurice Quesnel (1786-1842), Canadian fur trader, businessman, explorer and political figure in Canada East, eponym of Quesnel, British Columbia
  • Joseph Quesnel (1746-1809), French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright

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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The Quesnel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quesnel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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