The Béarnaise family named Besiade moved into the province of Orleanais in the 17th century, and there acquired the estate of Avaray.
EURE-ET-LOIR, an inland department of north-western France, formed in 1790 of portions of Orleanais and Normandy.
CHER, a department of central France, embracing the eastern part of the ancient province of Berry, and parts of Bourbonnais, Nivernais and Orleanais, bounded N.
At first Anjou was included in the gouvernement (or military command) of Orleanais, but in the 17th century was made into a separate one.
BEAUHARNAIS, the name of a French family, well known from the t5th century onward in Orleanais, where its members occupied honourable positions.
Orleanais, one of the provinces into which France was divided before the Revolution.
In a geographical sense the region around Orleans is sometimes known as Orleanais, but this is somewhat smaller than the former province.
PIERRE JURIEU (1637-1713), French Protestant divine, was born at Mer, in Orleanais, where his father was a Protestant pastor.
The BÃ©arnaise family named Besiade moved into the province of Orleanais in the 17th century, and there acquired the estate of Avaray.
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