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Where did the French laVall family come from? What is the French laVall family crest and coat of arms? When did the laVall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the laVall family history?The proud French name laVall was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name laVall is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laVall research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665 and 1673 are included under the topic Early laVall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laVall 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, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name laVall. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name laVall were
laVall Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The laVall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laVall 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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