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

The name Lefleur has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, in the village of De Flers.

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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 Lafleur, Lafleure, Fleur, Fleure, Flers, Leflers, de Flers, de Fleur, de Fleure, Desfleurs, Fleureau, Fleureaux, Fleurant, Fleurand, Florida and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefleur research. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1696, 1717, 1794, 1803, and 1872 are included under the topic Early Lefleur History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefleur 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 Lefleur 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 Lefleur were Jean Fleurant, who arrived in Quebec in 1656; M. La Fleur, who was living in Fort Louis de la Mobile in Louisiana, in the year 1711; M. La Fleur, a wagon maker, who was living in New Orleans in 1725.

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