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France is naturally the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Lefrançais. This surname was originally a nickname, which was a type of hereditary surname, for someone from the country of France. Although it began as a name, the name gained much popularity as a patronymic in the Middle Ages due to the popularity of St. Francis of Assisi.

Lefrançais Early Origins



The surname Lefrançais was first found in Poitou, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Lefrançais Spelling Variations


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Lefrançais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefrançois, François, Français, Lefrançais, Françoise and many more.

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Lefrançais Early History


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Lefrançais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefrançais research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1716, 1725, 1618, 1614, 1685, 1808 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Lefrançais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lefrançais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefrançais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefrançais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude François called Brother Luc, who left Paris in 1670; and who settled in New France where he was part of the construction of the Hôpital-Général chapel, the oldest chapel in Canada and which is still standing today.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Lefrançais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefrançais Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2014 at 14:38.

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