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

The lePharmont surname was derived from the Germanic elements "fara," meaning "journey" and "mund," or "protection." This was the name of a semi-legendary 5th-century king of the Franks.


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name lePharmont include Faramond, Faramonde, Framond, Pharamon, Fremond, Framont, Farémond, Faramondie, Framondie, Pharmond, Fremont, Pharmont, Fremonds, Farémont, Framondy, Pharamont, Pharamonde, Pharamons, Pharamond, Faramons, Faramont, Faramondes, Le Faramond, Le Framont, La Framonte, Le Faramont, Le Faramont, Le Faramons, Le Pharmond, Le Pharmont, Le Fremonds, Le Fremond, Le Fremont, Le Fremont, Le Fremon, Le Farémont, Le Farémond, Le Farémons, La Pharamonde, Les Pharamondes and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lePharmont research. Another 490 words(35 lines of text) covering the years 1079, 1184, 1218, 1265, 1309, 1394, 1600, 1660, 1670, and 1756 are included under the topic Early lePharmont History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lePharmont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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 lePharmont surname were Lewis Fremond, who settled in Maryland in 1633; Lewis Fremond settled in Maryland in 1634; Lewis Fremonds settled in Maryland in 1633; Lewis Fremonds settled in Maryland in 1634.


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