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

Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name labreche was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.

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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 Brechard, Bréchard, Brèche, Breche, Brechais, Brechet, Brecher, Labrechard, Labréchard, Labrèche, Labrechais, Labrechet, Labrecher, Brequard, Bréquard, Brecque, Brèque, Brequais, Brequet, Brequer, Labreque, Labrèque, Labrecque, Labréquais, Labroque, Labrocque, Labroquère, Bregard, Brégard, Breguais, Breguet and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our labreche research. Another 188 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1664, 1747, 1804, 1820, 1823, 1880, and 1883 are included under the topic Early labreche History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early labreche 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 labreche 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 labreche were Pierre Labrecque, who emigrated to Quebec; Jeanne Chotard Labrecque, who also emigrated to Quebec; Marianne Brecher, who arrived in Texas in 1844; Balthasaar Breche, who arrived in Texas in 1846.

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  10. 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.
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The labreche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The labreche 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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