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Early Origins of the Turgeon family


The surname Turgeon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

Interestingly, we must look to ancient England to find one of the first records of the family. Turgot (d. 1115) was "Bishop of St. Andrews, born in Lincolnshire, and belonged to a Saxon family of good position. The name occurs in Domesday Book among the landowners of that county. After the Norman Conquest he was detained as a hostage in the castle of Lincoln, but, having made his escape, he took ship at Grimsby for Norway, where he found favour with the king and became prosperous. Returning home some years afterwards, he was shipwrecked on the English coast and lost all his property. He then resolved to become a monk. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print


Early History of the Turgeon family


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Turgeon Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Turgeon, Turgis, Tourgis, Turgot, Turgan and others.

Early Notables of the Turgeon family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family in this period was Michel-Étienne Turgot, a French magistrate who was born in Paris in 1690. He was of an ancient family, distinguished in their nobility, who in the thirteenth century, was mainly established in Brittany and since then has been primarily in Normandy. He was President of the second chamber of appeal in the Parisian parliament at the time he was named provost of the entrepreneurs in 1729...
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Migration of the Turgeon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turgeon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles Turgeon, who married in 1648 in Quebec
  • Claire Turgeon married in Quebec in 1665
  • Jean Turgeon married in 1688 in Quebec
  • Zacharie Turgeon, son of Charles and Pasquière, married Élisabeth Le Roy, daughter of Nicolas and Jeanne, in Beauport, Quebec on 24th October 1691 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Turgeon, son of Charles and Pasquière, married Marie-Anne Carié, daughter of Jean and Barbe, in Lévis, Quebec on 16th November 1695 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Turgeon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Turgeon married in Beaumont, Quebec in 1704
  • Joseph Turgeon, son of Pierre and Marie-Anne, married Marguerite Boutillet, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 12th February 1721 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Turgeon, son of Zacharie and Isabelle, married Marie-Madeleine Disy, daughter of Pierre-François and Madeleine, in Champlain, Quebec on 17th May 1723 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Elisabeth Turgeon married in Beaumont, Quebec in 1723
  • Angelique Turgeon married in Beaumont, Quebec in 1723
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Turgeon (post 1700)


  • Charlotte Turgeon (1912-2009), American chef and author
  • Eugene Joseph "Pete" Turgeon (1897-1977), American Major League Baseball shortstop for the Chicago Cubs in 1923
  • Mark Turgeon (b. 1965), American head basketball coach of Wichita State University
  • Pierre-Flavien Turgeon (1787-1867), Canadian Roman Catholic priest and Archbishop of Quebec [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019
  • Pierre Turgeon (b. 1947), Canadian novelist and essayist
  • Marie-Élisabeth Turgeon (1840-1881), Canadian Roman Catholic religious sister and Blessed
  • Pauline Dai Turgeon (b. 1890), Canadian stage actress
  • William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon (1877-1969), Canadian politician, judge, and diplomat
  • Louis Turgeon (1762-1827), Canadian notary, seigneur and politician
  • Joseph Turgeon (1751-1831), Canadian master carpenter and politician who represented Leinster in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1808 to 1809
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 Jan. 2019


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