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

Of all the French names to come from Normandy, leTeliere is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Tellier, Telier, Telliere, Teliere, Le Tellier, Le Teliere, Le Telliere, Le Telier, Letellier, Letelier, Letelliere and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at St. Victor and Hauterocque as members of the aristocracy of that region.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our leTeliere research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1844, 1845, 1603, 1685, 1677, 1641, 1691, 1695, 1771, 1614, 1702, 1603, 1685, 1642, 1710, 1675, 1718, 1641 and 1691 are included under the topic Early leTeliere History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 231 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early leTeliere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and 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, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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 the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name leTeliere were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name leTeliere were John Tellier who landed in America in 1686; Jean Tellier settled in Louisiana in 1752; Michel Tellier settled in Louisiana in 1719; Antoine Letellier arrived in Quebec in 1726 from Ile-de-France.

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