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

Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name lalonde was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Landes in Normandy. However, the name Lalonde is adapted from a word indicating a house beside the moor.

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Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, lalonde some of which are Lalonde, Lalondes, La Londe, Lalande, La Lande, de Lalonde, des Lalondes, de Lalonde, de Lalande and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat from ancient times in a village and seigneurie in Seine-Inférieure in the arrondisement of Rouen. They were later elevated to the baronage in Normandy, to Lords in Brittany, Forez, Poitou and Quercy.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lalonde research. Another 329 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1657, 1665, 1726, 1732, 1792, and 1807 are included under the topic Early lalonde History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 77 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lalonde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive 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 immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the lalonde surname were

lalonde Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • V. D. Lalonde, aged 26, who settled in America from Montreal, in 1903
  • Aristide Lalonde, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Montreal, in 1907
  • Joe Lalonde, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Joseph Lalonde, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Auguste Lalonde, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1923

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  • Brice Lalonde (b. 1946), French politician
  • Hon. Marc Lalonde, Canadian Lawyer and Politician, Liberal Member of Parliament for Montreal-Outremont, Minister of National Health and Welfare later author of the Energy Policy, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dan Lalonde (b. 1979), Canadian filmmaker
  • Donny Lalonde (b. 1960), Canadian boxer
  • Francine Lalonde (1940-2014), Canadian politician, MP for La Pointe-de-l'Île (2004-2011)
  • Gisèle Lalonde (b. 1933), Canadian politician, mayor of Vanier from 1985 to 1991


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The lalonde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lalonde 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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