Early Origins of the Shennpaign family
The surname Shennpaign 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 Shennpaign family
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Shennpaign Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations
in a single document. Shennpaign has been spelled Champagne
, Champaign, Champaigne, Champane, Champayne, Champigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Shennpaign family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shennpaign family to the New World and Oceana
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: James Champagne
, who came to Virginia in 1705; and Nicholas Champaigne who settled in Maryland in 1725.