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

The origins the old family name Loredo can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Loredo family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Loredo was an occupational name for a person who worked at a granary. The name translates literally from the Old French as of the granary.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Delor, De Lor, Delore, Delaur, De Laur, Delaure, Deloret, De Loret, Delauret, De Lauret, Delorey, De Lorey, Delaurey, De Laurey, Loré, Lorée, L'Orée, Laur, Laure, Lauré, Laurée, Loret, Lauret, Lorey, Laurey, Loreillard, Laureillard, Loreilleux, Laureilleux, Loriet, Lauriet, Loriey, Lauriey, Deloriet, Delauriet, Deloriey, Delauriey, Deslor, Délor, Deslaur, Délaur, Desloret, Déloret, Deslauret, Délauret, Deslorey, Délorey, Deslaurey, Délaurey, Desloriet, Déloriet, Deslauriet, Délauriet, Desloriey, Déloriey, Deslauriey and many more.

First found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family took their name from Delor, a village in the department of Aisne, in the district of Neufchâtel.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loredo research. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1665 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Loredo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loredo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loredo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Bta Fernandes Loredo, aged 12, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Jose Fernandes Loredo, aged 12, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Manana Loredo, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1849

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