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Paul Hicks wrote:

Hi, guys —

This is a rather trivial question and I hate to bother you with it. I'm sure you are familiar with the brand of jellies and jams by the trade name of St. Dalfour. I've always wondered if there really was a saint by that name.

  • Is it a just a made-up brand name or is it named after a town in France?

I've gotten nowhere on the web.

Thanks for your time and effort.


  { Is there really a St. Dalfour? And how do you find the official list of saints in the Church? }

Mike replied:

Hi Paul,

We usually discourage answering questions like these because they fall outside the scope of our mission. That said, you got me curious too. I came up with the same results you did.
I also sent three e-mails to the company asking for a answer and have not received a reply.

If I get one, I will forward to you what they said to me.

If you don't hear back from me, you can assume its probably just related to a town in France.
They About Us page states:

The St. Dalfour production facility is located in the Aquitaine region of Southwest France, an area known for centuries of culinary excellence as well as the famous wines of Bordeaux.


Richard replied:

Hi Paul,

If you wish to pursue the topic, you can check the Roman Martyrology, the official listing of saints.

Despite its name, it includes non-martyr saints also.

— RC

Mike replied:

Paul —

I took Richard's advice and searched a PDF of the Roman Martyrology published by Order of Gregory XIII; revised by the Authority of Urban VIII and Clement X. in the year 1749, augmented and corrected by Benedict XIV, and that saint could not be found.

Hope this helps,


David Clandfield, a visitor to our site, commented:

Hi, Mike —

Dalfour is a family name and its association with the fruit conserve company St. Dalfour can be found at:

St. Dalfour History Timeline

It is not a saint’s name and the word Saint was added to that family name for the brand.

Hope this helps,


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