The French surname Champagne is a 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. The coat of arms undated but granted to the Count of Champagne probably about the year 1400, has the blazon of a red lion rampant on a gold field.The name was brought to Canada and the United States in th 18th Century. A notable bearer of the name is the American politician and member of the Louisiana House of Representatives Simone B. Champagne.
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