How did Walt’s family name meld from d’Isgny to Disney?
Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia?
Walt Disney’s family ancestors came from a small town in France called Isigny-sur-Mer. A person from that region would have been identified as “d’Isigny,” as in Walter d’Isigny, or Walter from Isigny-sur-Mer. The family eventually migrated to Canada in the 1800s and later to the United States, and during the process, the name anglicized to its magical form of Disney. (Information via Disney Trivia from the Vault, by Dave Smith.)
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