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The proud French name of Lejeune comes from a Breton name for a person of youthful appearance or a person who was the youngest member of some group. The name Lejeune is derived from the Old French word jeune, which means young.

Lejeune Early Origins



The surname Lejeune was first found in Brittany, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Lejeune Spelling Variations


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Lejeune Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Lejeune is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lajeunesse, Lajeunne, Lejeune, Jeunesse, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuneaux and many more.

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Lejeune Early History


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Lejeune Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lejeune research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1248, 1530, 1570, 1592, 1600, 1672, 1688, 1762, 1775, 1819, 1841, 1845, 1848, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Lejeune History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lejeune Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lejeune Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was the Honourable Henri Le Jeune, born in 1819, an artist, a recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lejeune Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Lejeune has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lejeune were

Lejeune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne LeJeune, who arrived in Maryland in 1763
  • Antoine LeJeune, who landed in Maryland in 1763
  • Blaise LeJeune, who arrived in Maryland in 1763
  • Felicite LeJeune, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Jean LeJeune, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
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Lejeune Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary E. LeJeune arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lejeune (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lejeune (post 1700)



  • Michael L Lejeune, American international finance official, California
  • Louis-François Lejeune, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Michel Lejeune, French research director
  • Jérôme Jean Louis Marie Lejeune, French geneticist, a recipient of the National Order of Merit and the Kennedy Prize, Paris
  • Louis Lejeune (1884-1969), French sculptor
  • Claire Lejeune, Belgian writer

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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