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Where did the French Leroux family come from? What is the French Leroux family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leroux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leroux family history?From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Leroux family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Leroux surname derives from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red," or "red-haired;" and as such was a nickname for someone with red hair, or perhaps for a person with a ruddy or reddish complexion, or who dressed habitually in the color red.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leroux, Lerout, Lerou, Leroulx, Leroud, Lerous, de Roux, Lerou, Laroux, La Roux, La Rou, La Rous and many more.
First found in Périgord, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leroux research. Another 352 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1389, 1404, 1429, 1555, 1631, 1668, 1788, 1814, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Leroux History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Leroux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leroux Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Jacques LeRoux, who landed in New Jersey in 1678
- Jacob Leroux who settled in Antigua in 1679
- Abraham LeRoux, who landed in America in 1680
- Pierre LeRoux who settled in New York with his wife and children in 1683
- Pierre LeRoux, who landed in New York, NY in 1683
Leroux Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Rene LeRoux, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
Leroux Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- A. Leroux, aged 36, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
- C. F. LeRoux who settled in New York in 1823
- P. LeRoux who settled in New York in 1823
- Joseph LeRoux, who landed in Mississippi in 1832
- Mr. Leroux, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Edward Guy "Buddy" Leroux (1930-2008), American businessman and a club owner in Major League Baseball
- Marcel Leroux (1938-2008), French climatologist
- François Le Roux (b. 1955), French leading baritone, considered the finest interpreter of Debussy's role of Pélleas in his time
- Maurice Leroux (1923-1992), French composer and conductor
- Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (1868-1927), French journalist and author of detective fiction best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera
- Xavier Henry Napoleón Leroux (1863-1919), French composer of operas
- Pierre Leroux (1942-2008), French mathematician
- Jean H. Leroux (b. 1949), member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997
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- 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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- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
- Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
The Leroux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leroux 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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