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The French name Saint foy was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.

Saint foy Early Origins



The surname Saint foy was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

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Saint foy Spelling Variations


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Saint foy 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 Saint foy include Defoy, De Foy, Foy, Foyatier, Foye, Foyot, Foyer, Le Foyer, Lefoyer and many more.

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Saint foy Early History


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Saint foy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saint foy research. More information is included under the topic Early Saint foy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saint foy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saint foy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family was Jean Foy, born in Beauvais in 1632, who became a lawyer in 1649 and then a medical doctor in 1655. Louis-Etienne De Foy was ordained priest in 1730; Charles Foyer studied at the ecclesiastic college and in 1793 was elected captain of the parish of Notre-Dame...

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The Great Migration



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 Saint foy 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 Saint foy were Louis Defoy, who was married in 1696 in Quebec; Charles Defoy was married in 1718 in St-Augustin; Antoine Defoy was married in 1783 in St-Augustin; Etienne Defoy was married in 1787 in the same town..

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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Saint foy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saint foy 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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