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France is naturally the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Lefranšais. 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.

Lefranšais Early Origins



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

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Lefranšais Spelling Variations


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Lefranšais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefranšois, Franšois, Franšais, Lefranšais, Franšoise and many more.

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Lefranšais Early History


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Lefranšais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefranšais 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 Lefranšais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lefranšais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefranšais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefranšais 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 Franšois called Brother Luc, who left Paris in 1670; and who settled in New France where he was part of the construction of the H˘pital-GÚnÚral 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. 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.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Lefranšais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefranšais 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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