by Norman Descendants September 02, 2017


Several Norman towns and villages ended by the Viking termination of Vir, which later became City. Like, Audeville, Colleville, Bourville, Carville, Dénestanville, Granville, etc. In Quebec, the tradition continued with names like Princeville, Plessisville, Victoriaville, Drummondville, Blainville, Louisville, and so on. Map of the concentration of communities with the town ending. The Norse ending of Vir became Town in Normandy.

Plusieurs villes et villages Normands finissaient par la terminaison Viking de Vir, qui deviendra plus tard Ville. Comme, Audeville, Colleville, Bourville, Carville, Dénestanville, Granville, etc. Au Québec, la tradition ce poursuivit avec des noms comme Princeville, Plessisville, Victoriaville, Drummondville, Blainville, Louiseville, etc. Carte de concentration de communautés avec la terminaison de ville. The Norse ending of Vir became Ville in Normandy.

For those of you not familiar with the colonization by the Vikings of Normandy starting in 911. The Haute-Normandie was mainly Norwegian Vikings, whereas the Basse-Normandie was mainly Danish Vikings. This was determined by the way they farmed the land in Norway and Denmark. This is also why you have two capitals; Rouen for Haute-Normandie, and Caen, home of William the Conqueror, for Basse-Normandie.

Damien Frébourg "«Haute Normandie» was mainly Danish and «Basse Normandie» was Norwegian mostly in Contentin. Basse and Haute Normandie was a recent creation in 1956....Now it's finished since 2014"

Hrólfr Ásúlfr "There were iro-Norwegian settlements in Cotentin 50 years before Rollo in Pays de Caux. Although they came first, they were not the same people.Iro-Norwegian came from Irish settlement, most likely following the events with Ivar the boneless, and the great pagan army.Danish came to Pays de Caux for awhile, straight from Denmark, but there was no political organization before Rollo."

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Author Bio: Jacques Paquin is a descendant of Nicolas Paquin (April 5, 1648 – November 26, 1708) from La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer, Normandy. Ancestor of virtually all the Paquins in North America.

Norman Descendants
Norman Descendants

Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.