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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 171 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GODEFROY (GoTHOFREDUS), a French noble family, which numbered among its members several distinguished jurists and historians. The family claimed descent from Symon Godefroy, who was born at Mons about 1320 and was lord of Sapigneulx near Berry-au-bac, now in the department of Aisne.

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Did Symon Godefroy descend from Godefroy de Bouillon's ancestory? Was Symon Godefroy an ancestor to Jean Baptiste Godefroy de Lintot, Lord of Trois Riveres in New France (Canada) in the 1600s? Was Jean Paul Godefroy, son of Robert Godefroy (counsellor and treasurer-general for supplementary war expenses for the King of France in the 1600s), also a descendant of Symon Godefroy?
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