Early Origins of the Shannpagn family
The surname Shannpagn was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Shannpagn family
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Shannpagn Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland
. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations
are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Shannpagn has been spelled Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Shannpagn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shannpagn family to the New World and Oceana
Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.