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The ancient roots of the Lebleu family are embedded in the coastal area known as Normandy. The name Lebleu comes from when a family lived person who was "blanc" or in English "white." It was no doubt originally given to someone either because of their blond hair or because of a reputation for purity and piety.

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The surname Lebleu was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family were part of the Royal House of Blois and held a family seat with lands, titles, estates and manors. Members of this family were the hereditary Barons of Bailleul of Norman Conquest fame, and who assisted Duke William of Normandy, head of the House of Blois, in his conquest of England in 1066. Members of this distinguished and Royal family branched to many locations throughout Europe and amongst the locations were: Silesia, Holland, Italy and Britain. Perhaps the oldest of the name was Blanche of Navarre (1226-1283), also known as Blanche of Champagne, was the daughter of Theobald the Troubador, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne, and his second wife Agnes of Beaujeu. Blanche of Navarre (French: Blanche d'Évreux) (1330-1398) was Queen consort of France as the wife of King Philip VI of France. Blanche I (1387-1441) was Queen of Navarre from 1425 to 1441 and her daughter Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464), was titular Queen of Navarre (1461-1464) and by marriage Princess of Asturias.

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Leblanc, Lebland, Leblang, Le Blanc, Blanc, Blanche, Blanchet, Blancheteau, Blancheton, Blanchonnet, Blanchot, Blanchaud, Blanquet, Blancot, Bianchi, Blanchecappe, Blanchecotte, Le Blank, Blank, Blanque, Blanke, Blancke and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebleu research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebleu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebleu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Lebleu were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lebleu were

Lebleu Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marie le Bleu, aged 59, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Spaarndam" from Rotterdam via Boulogne [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P5-J2W : 6 December 2014), Marie le Bleu, 07 Apr 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam via Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Spaarndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Lebleu Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Jannis Le Bleu, aged 29, originally from Rotterdam, Holland, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9M-FPT : 6 December 2014), Jacob Jannis Le Bleu, 16 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, aged 28, originally from Rotterdam, Holland, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9M-FPY : 6 December 2014), Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, 16 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Franisi Le Bleu, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9G-RMD : 6 December 2014), Franisi Le Bleu, 15 May 1909; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jacob J. Le Bleu, aged 39, originally from Glen Ridge, Holland, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-Y4S : 6 December 2014), Jacob J. Le Bleu, 06 Jul 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, aged 38, originally from Glen Ridge, Holland, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-Y43 : 6 December 2014), Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, 06 Jul 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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  • Dave LeBleu, American drummer and percussionist, best known for his work in the band The Mercury Program
  • Glenn Conway LeBleu (1918-2007), American politician, Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1964-1988)
  • Brigadier-General Paulin-André Le Bleu (1879-1962), French Commanding Officer Sub-Division Vannes (1940)
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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P5-J2W : 6 December 2014), Marie le Bleu, 07 Apr 1892; citing departure port Rotterdam via Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Spaarndam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9M-FPT : 6 December 2014), Jacob Jannis Le Bleu, 16 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9M-FPY : 6 December 2014), Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, 16 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9G-RMD : 6 December 2014), Franisi Le Bleu, 15 May 1909; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-Y4S : 6 December 2014), Jacob J. Le Bleu, 06 Jul 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WS-Y43 : 6 December 2014), Cornelia A.B. Le Bleu, 06 Jul 1919; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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