Lemoine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lemoine family

The surname Lemoine was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands consisting of 55 Lordships, held by William de Moyon of Moion, near St.Lo in Normandy, who was at Hastings a great Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Dunster Castle was his principal seat. He is buried in the priory in Bath. They became the Earls of Somerset and Dorset and the Barons of Okehampton.

Important Dates for the Lemoine family

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Lemoine Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moine, Moigne, Moyne, Le Moine, De Moin, Demoine, Demoyne, Moygne and many more.

Early Notables of the Lemoine family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lemoine family to Ireland

Some of the Lemoine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Lemoine migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemoine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Lemoine, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Pierre Lemoine, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • Florent Lemoine, aged 18, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • Charles Francois Lemoine, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
Lemoine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augustin LeMoine, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [2]
  • Manuel Lemoine, aged 58, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
Lemoine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emanuel Aaron Lemoine, who landed in Alabama in 1923 [2]

Lemoine migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemoine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Barthelemy Lemoine, who arrived in Quebec in 1636
  • Pierre LeMoine, who landed in Acadia in 1636
  • Mr. Claude Lemoine, (b. 1607), aged 35, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 31st March 1643 [3]
  • Charles Lemoine, son of Pierre and Judith, married Catherine Primot, daughter of Antoine and Martine, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th May 1654 [4]
  • Jacques Lemoine, son of Pierre and Judith, married Mathurine Godé, daughter of Nicolas and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 12th November 1658 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lemoine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Claude Lemoine, son of Didier and Catherine, married Françoise Charpentier, daughter of Jean and Barbe, in Quebec on 12th April 1706 [4]
  • Charles Lemoine, son of Charles and Catherine, married Marguerite Le Gardeur, daughter of Charles and Geneviève, in Longueuil, Quebec on 17th September 1727 [4]
  • Francis Lemoine, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Charles-Jacques Lemoine, son of Charles and Catherine-Charlotte, married Catherine Fleury, daughter of Joseph and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 7th January 1754 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lemoine (post 1700)

  • Thomas E. Lemoine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920
  • Noma LeMoine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 (member, Rules Committee)
  • Lester Lemoine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • A. M. Lemoine, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940
  • Louis Lemoine, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Henri Lemoine (1909-1991), French cyclist at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Adolphe Lemoine (1812-1880), French comédien and playwright, director of the Théâtre du Gymnase
  • Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine (1751-1824), French portrait artist
  • Cyril Lemoine (b. 1983), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Stewart Lemoine, Canadian playwright, director, and producer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Louis Lemoine. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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