The French name Vincennes first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc
region. It is most likely derived from the Old French personal name
Vincent, meaning victor or conqueror.
Early Origins of the Vincennes family
The surname Vincennes was first found in Languedoc
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Vincennes family
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Vincennes Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Vincennes some of which are Vincens, Vincense, Vinzens, Vincent, Vincenes, Vincennes, De Vincens, De Vincense, De Vincenes, De Vinzens, De Vincent, De Vincente and many more.
Early Notables of the Vincennes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vincennes family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived 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 migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Vincennes. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Vincennes were
Vincennes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean Vincennes, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720