Delarue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Delarue dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place.

Early Origins of the Delarue family

The surname Delarue was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Launay. This north country family lived almost exclusively in the provinces of Normandy, Brittany, Picardy, Artois, and Flanders.

Early History of the Delarue family

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Delarue Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Delarue include Rueil, Ruel, de Ruel, De Ruel, du Ruel, Du Ruel, Ruell, Ruelle, Ruelles, Desruelles, de Ruell, De Ruell, Rueil, Rueill, Roulier and many more.

Early Notables of the Delarue family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518), a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance; Pieter de Ruelles (1630-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape painter who died young; and Charles de La Rue (1643-1725), known in Latin as Carolus Ruaeus, one...
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Delarue Ranking

In France, the name Delarue is the 728th most popular surname with an estimated 6,724 people with that name. [1]

United States Delarue migration to the United States +

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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 Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Delarue 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 Delarue were

Delarue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Delarue, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1807 [2]
  • Theophile Delarue, aged 29, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1818 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Delarue (post 1700) +

  • Louis Delarue, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Ashland, Virginia, 1889 [3]
  • Gervais de La Rue (1751-1835), French historical investigator
  • Edgar Aubert de la Rüe (1901-1991), French geographer, geologist, traveller and photographer, eponym of Mount Aubert de la Rue on Heard Island
  • Maurice Delarue (b. 1919), French journalist, former president of the International Francophone Press Union (1962-1963)
  • Jean-Luc Delarue (1964-2012), French television presenter and producer
  • Thomas de la Rue (1793-1866), British printer from Guernsey who founded the printing company De La Rue plc, now the world's largest commercial security printer and papermaker [4]
  • Warren de la Rue (1815-1889), English inventor and man of science, elder son of Thomas de la Rue, born at Guernsey; he devised the first uniformly successful method of lunar photography
  • Air Commodore Hippolyte Ferdinand "Frank" De La Rue CBE, DFC (1891-1977), Australian senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook