Thousands of new names appeared among the French people in the medieval period. Shempagne appeared in Champagne
at that time. It was a name for a person who lived at Champagne
, in France.
Early Origins of the Shempagne family
The surname Shempagne was first found in Champagne
, to which the family held the countship from ancient medieval times.
Early History of the Shempagne family
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Shempagne Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Shempagne, including Champagne, Champagn, Champaigne, Champaign, Chanpagne, Chanpagn, Chanpaigne, Chanpaign, Chempagne, Chempagn, Chempaigne, Chempaign, Chenpagne, Chenpagn, Chenpaigne, Chenpaign, Shampagne, Shampagn, Shampaigne, Shampaign, Shanpagne, Shanpagn, Shanpaigne, Shanpaign, Shempagne, Shempagn, Shempaigne, Shempaign, Shenpagne, Shenpagn, Shenpaigne, Shenpaign and many more.
Early Notables of the Shempagne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shempagne family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Shempagne surname were Francois Champagne
, who settled in Quebec in 1641; Aubin Champagne, who settled in Quebec in 1665; Christophe Champagne, who came to Quebec in 1665; Pierre Champagne, who came to Montreal in 1666.