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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Lacroix was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

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Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Lacroix, including Lacroix, Lacrois, Lacroie, Lacroies, La Croix, Croix, Croixe, Crois, Croise, Cruce, Lacruce, La Cruce, La Croise and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lacroix research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1568, 1645, 1661, 1717, 1764, 1783, 1817, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Lacroix History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lacroix 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 Lacroix 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 Lacroix were

Lacroix Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 28, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Antoine Lacroix, aged 28, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Alexander LaCroix, who arrived in South Carolina in 1735
  • Frederick LaCroix, who landed in New England in 1775

Lacroix Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36, who settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Louis LaCroix, aged 31, who settled in Boston in 1821
  • Alfonso Lacroix, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1851

Lacroix Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Armand Lacroix, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, in 1903
  • Gertrude Lacroix, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Bordeaux, in 1903
  • Berthe Lacroix, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Beseair, France, in 1908
  • Andree Lacroix, aged 32, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Alice Lacroix, aged 28, who landed in America from Dalle, France, in 1909


Lacroix Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Agatha Lacroix, who arrived in Canada in 1632-1760
  • Michel LaCroix, who landed in Quebec in 1651
  • Mathurin LaCroix, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Nicolas LaCroix, who arrived in Montreal in 1654
  • Mathurine Lacroix, aged 22, landed in Quebec in 1658


Lacroix Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • Emma Lacroix, aged 35, who emigrated to Hull, Canada, in 1912
  • Charles Adelon Lacroix, aged 26, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Charles Odilon Lacroix, aged 37, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1915
  • Elzear Lacroix, aged 18, who emigrated to Levis, Quebec, Canada, in 1916
  • Cyrille Lacroix, aged 45, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1919


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  • John C. LaCroix, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • Edmund J. LaCroix Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold; Elected 1946
  • Donald B. LaCroix, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1956, 1962, 1966, 1968; Republican Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 1st District, 1960
  • Arthur Joseph Lacroix, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1938
  • Arthur J. Lacroix, American Democrat politician, Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 5th Ward 1938
  • Albert W. Lacroix, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1938; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 8th Ward, 1948
  • Francis Asbury Lacroix, American Clergyman, Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Mathieu Lacroix, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Joseph Pamphile de Lacroix, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Sylvestre François Lacroix (1765-1843), French mathematician, eponym of the lunar Lacroix crater

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  • Genealogy of the Fayard, Lacroix, Lizana, Dubuisson, and Cuevas Families by Ernest Anthony Carvin.
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  10. 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.
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