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The Lavergne surname is derived from the Gaulish word "verne" meaning an "alder tree." The name was likely a habitational name taken on from any of the numerous places named with this element.

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The surname Lavergne was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vergne, Vargne, La Vergne, La Vargne, Vergny and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lavergne research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1350, 1705, 1733, 1783, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Lavergne History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lavergne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lavergne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Marie Lavergne, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Jean Lavergne, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Jean LaVergne, aged 19, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Margueritte Lavergne, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

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  • Basil M. LaVergne, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1960, 1964
  • A. C. Lavergne, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1924 (alternate), 1932, 1936
  • Ernesto Pastor Lavergne (1892-1921), Puerto Rican bullfighter
  • Joseph Lavergne (b. 1847), Canadian lawyer and politician, was member of parliament for Drummond-Arthabaska (1887-1897), mayor of Arthabaska (1887). as well as a judge
  • Armand-Renaud Lavergne (b. 1880), Canadian lawyer born at Saint-Christophe d' Arthabaska, member of parliament as a Liberal (1904-1908) and Conservative (1930-1935) for Montmagny, Quebec


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