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

It is thought that larose is a surname that was taken on from a nickname for a person with a rosy complexion.

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French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name larose is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.

First found in Limousin, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larose research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1789, 1611 and 1701 are included under the topic Early larose History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larose 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 larose surname were

larose Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Philip Larose, aged 45, who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719
  • John Lewis LaRose, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

larose Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Lewis Larose, aged 44, landed in New York in 1812
  • Fco Larose, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829

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  • Chad Larose (b. 1982), American professional (NHL) ice hockey player
  • Claude Larose (b. 1955), Canadianprofessional (NHL) hockey player
  • Roger Larose, Canadian University Administrator, Pharmacist and Executive, Chairman of the Board, CIBA-Geigy (Canada) Ltd., Dorval, Quebec
  • Gérald Larose (b. 1945), Canadian union activist and professor in Quebec
  • Jean Larose (b. 1948), Canadian writer who won a Governor General's award in 1987 from Quebec


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  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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The larose Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larose 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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