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Where did the French Lauzon family come from? When did the Lauzon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lauzon family history?

Noble surnames, such as Lauzon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Lauzon, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Guyenne region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Lauzon family originally lived in the village of Loison.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lauzon, Lauzun, Lauzanne, L'Auzon, L'Auzon, Lauson, Lauzin and many more.

First found in Guyenne where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Caumont.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lauzon research. Another 239 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1723, 1583, 1666, 1651, 1657, 1631 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Lauzon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 97 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lauzon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lauzon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Gilles Lauzon who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1653
  • Gilles Lauzon, who married in Montreal in 1656
  • Marguerite Lauzon married in Montreal in 1672
  • Françoise Lauzon married in Montreal in 1675
  • Catherine Lauzon married in Montreal in 1681


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  • Joseph E. Lauzon (b. 1984), American mixed martial artist
  • Dominique Lauzon, Canadian poet in Montreal
  • Nat Lauzon (b. 1975), Canadian radio host and writer
  • Craig Lauzon (b. 1971), Canadian comedian, and member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce
  • Patrice Lauzon (b. 1975), Canadian ice dancer
  • Jean-Baptiste Lauzon (b. 1858), Canadian politician in Manitoba
  • Jean-Claude Lauzon (1953-1997), Canadian writer and director in Quebec


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