The proud French name lavallière was formed in Brittany
when the family resided in a valley. The name lavallière is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.
Early Origins of the lavallière family
The surname lavallière was first found in Brittany
, where they held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.
Early History of the lavallière family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavallière research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early lavallière History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lavallière 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 lavallière is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.
Early Notables of the lavallière family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lavallière Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lavallière family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name lavallière were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lavallière were Louis Lavallée arrived in Quebec in 1673 from Flanders; François Lavallée arrived in Quebec from the Franche-Comté in 1761; Pierre Lavallé.
Contemporary Notables of the name lavallière (post 1700)
- Louise Françoise de Labaume La Vallière (1644-1710), French Duchesse de La Vallière