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

Lefrançois Early Origins



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

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Lefrançois Spelling Variations


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Lefrançois Spelling Variations



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

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Lefrançois Early History


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Lefrançois Early History



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

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Lefrançois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefrançois Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefrançois 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefrançois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefrançois (post 1700)



  • Sabrina Lefrancois (b. 1980), French figure skater who competed in pairs and won the gold medal at the 2004 French Figure Skating Championships
  • Charles Lefrancois (b. 1972), Canadian retired high jumper and national champion (1995) for Canada in the men's high jump event

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Lefrançois Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Lefrançois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefrançois 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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