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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.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Lacroix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Lacroix Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Lacroix Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
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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