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Noble surnames, such as Vichy, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Vichy, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Vichy family originally lived in Vichy, in the province of Bourgoigne.

Vichy Early Origins



The surname Vichy was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Vichy Spelling Variations


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Vichy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vichy, Vichie, Vichies, Vichey, Vicheys, Vichye, Vichyes, Vichee, Vichees, Vichet, de Vichy and many more.

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Vichy Early History


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Vichy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vichy research. Another 539 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1421, 1567, 1642, 1644, 1728, and 1759 are included under the topic Early Vichy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vichy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vichy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vichy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ulic Vichie settled in Louisiana in 1721.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Vichy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vichy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 March 2014 at 15:29.

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