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The history of the French name Vignier begins among the people of the province of Limousin. Vignier was a name for someone who lived in Limousin.

Vignier Early Origins



The surname Vignier was first found in Limousin where this distinguished family held a family seat at Villefort as members of the aristocracy of that region.

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Vignier Spelling Variations


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Vignier Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Vignier, some of which include Vigneault, Vignault, Vignaux, Vignau, Vignaud, Vigneau and many more.

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Vignier Early History


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Vignier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vignier research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1789 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Vignier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vignier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vignier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vignier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Vignier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vignier were Louis-Jean Vigneau settled in Quebec in 1728 from Aunis near Bordeaux, but this is thought to be the port of embarkation, rather than his home province.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Vignier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vignier 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 18 November 2013 at 15:22.

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