Thousands of new names appeared among the French people in the medieval period. Saintonge appeared in Champagne
at that time, when it was taken on as a surname from the pre-existing place name.
Early Origins of the Saintonge family
The surname Saintonge was first found in Champagne
, where the family was established in early times.
Early History of the Saintonge family
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Saintonge Spelling Variations
of this family name include: St-Onge, St. Onge, Saint-Onge, Saint Onge and many more.
Early Notables of the Saintonge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saintonge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Gareau dit St-Onge, who settled in Boucherville, where he married Anne Talbot in 1670; Jean-Baptiste St. Onge, who married Thérèse Bau in Boucherville in 1712.
Contemporary Notables of the name Saintonge (post 1700)
- Jean-Pierre Saintonge (b. 1945), French-Canadian educator, lawyer, judge and former politician in Quebec
- Alexis Saint-Onge, solicitor in Beauharnois from 1648 to 1657