It is thought that Rause is a surname that was taken on from a nickname
for a person with a rosy complexion.
Early Origins of the Rause family
The surname Rause was first found in Limousin
, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Throughout the centuries, the family branched, prospered, and expanded to various provinces. Many members participated in the events of the times and were honored with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. As well, the Larose's formed several alliances with other noble families and in this way, titles and lands were exchanged according to the contracts. Distinctive members of this ancient family attended the Assembly of Notables at Bordeaux in 1789.
Blaise Larose, born in 1650, son of François and Marguerite (née Crevier), settled in New France in the 17th century. After his arrival in Quebec he married Hélène Cailly, born in 1656, daughter of Pierre and Marie (née Sosse), on 25th September 1673. CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
Early History of the Rause family
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Rause Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Rause, including Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Rause family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rause family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. 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. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Rause. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Rause were
Rause Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dennis Rause, who arrived in Arkansas in 1884 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Rause Family Crest Products
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ 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)