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Where did the French Lacroix family come from? What is the French Lacroix family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lacroix family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lacroix family history?

Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Lacroix was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

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Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Lacroix, including Lacroix, Lacrois, Lacroie, Lacroies, La Croix, Croix, Croixe, Crois, Croise, Cruce, Lacruce, La Cruce, La Croise and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lacroix research. Another 418 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1568, 1645, 1661, 1717, 1764, 1783, 1817, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Lacroix History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lacroix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Lacroix has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lacroix were

Lacroix Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 28, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Antoine Lacroix, aged 28, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Alexander LaCroix, who arrived in South Carolina in 1735
  • Frederick LaCroix, who landed in New England in 1775

Lacroix Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36, who settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Louis LaCroix, aged 31, who settled in Boston in 1821
  • Alfonso Lacroix, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851

Lacroix Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Armand Lacroix, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, in 1903
  • Gertrude Lacroix, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Bordeaux, in 1903
  • Berthe Lacroix, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Beseair, France, in 1908
  • Andree Lacroix, aged 32, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Alice Lacroix, aged 28, who landed in America from Dalle, France, in 1909


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  • Francis Asbury Lacroix, American Clergyman, Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Christian Marie Marc Lacroix (b. 1951), French fashion designer from Arles, France
  • Andre Lacroix, French businessman who until May 20, 2005 was president of Euro Disney SCA and President of the Disneyland Resort Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • Paul Lacroix (1806-1884), French author and journalist, was born in Paris, the son of a novelist
  • André Lacroix (b. 1960), French former chairman and CEO of Euro Disney SCA
  • Antoine François Alfred Lacroix (1863-1948), French mineralogist and geologist
  • Sylvestre François Lacroix (1765-1843), French mathematician, eponym of the lunar Lacroix crater
  • André Lacroix (b. 1945), French-Canadian NHL and WHL ice hockey player
  • Patrick "Pat" LaCroix (b. 1938), Canadian musician and photographer
  • Robert Lacroix CM OQ FRSC (b. 1940), Canadian professor of economics


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  • Genealogy of the Fayard, Lacroix, Lizana, Dubuisson, and Cuevas Families by Ernest Anthony Carvin.
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  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Lacroix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lacroix Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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