The origins the old family name Delor can be found within medieval France. While the
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France,
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Delor family, adopted the name of their
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Delor was an occupational name for a person who worked at a granary. The name translates literally from the Old French as of the granary.
The surname Delor was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family took their name from Delor, a village in the department of Aisne, in the district of Neufchâtel.
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of this family name include: Delor, De Lor, Delore, Delaur, De Laur, Delaure, Deloret, De Loret, Delauret, De Lauret, Delorey, De Lorey, Delaurey, De Laurey, Loré, Lorée, L'Orée, Laur, Laure, Lauré, Laurée, Loret, Lauret, Lorey, Laurey, Loreillard, Laureillard, Loreilleux, Laureilleux, Loriet, Lauriet, Loriey, Lauriey, Deloriet, Delauriet, Deloriey, Delauriey, Deslor, Délor, Deslaur, Délaur, Desloret, Déloret, Deslauret, Délauret, Deslorey, Délorey, Deslaurey, Délaurey, Desloriet, Déloriet, Deslauriet, Délauriet, Desloriey, Déloriey, Deslauriey and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Delaur, a corporal, who married Marguerite Gareau in Montreal in 1758; Pierre-Benjamin Laur, who married Marie Blanchard in Kamouraska in 1764.