Early Origins of the Shannpaign family
The surname Shannpaign 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 Shannpaign family
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Shannpaign Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Shannpaign has been spelled Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Shannpaign family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shannpaign family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.