How Popular Is The Name Champagne
Family name origins & meanings
- French : regional name for someone from Champagne, named in Latin as Campania (from campus ‘plain’, ‘flat land’). This is also the name of various villages in France, and in some cases the family name may derive from one of these.
- In Canada this serves as a secondary surname for dozens of primary names, and is documented as a principal surname in 1703, in Quebec city. In LA some bearers of the name are descended from Jean-Baptiste Champagne of New Orleans, of unknown antecedents (he married around 1740); another branch is descended from a Canadian, Jean-Louis Champagne, who settled in LA in the early 1760s.