Origins Available: French-Alt
The French family name Lesenéchal dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a Norman name given to a seneschal, a steward or official in the household of a sovereign or great noble, to whom the administration of justice and domestic arrangements were entrusted.
Early Origins of the Lesenéchal family
The surname Lesenéchal was first found in Normandy
, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat
with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Hamon le Seneschal was from Crevecoeur of the arrondissement if Lisieux which held his strong castle in the valley of Auge which is still remains. Hamon was Vice-Comte and was Sire de Crevecoeur, Lord of Thorigny and Creulli in battle of Val-es-Dunes in 1045. His two sons William and Robert were at the Conquest in 1066 and as the charter of the abbey of St.Denis in Paris.
Early History of the Lesenéchal family
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Lesenéchal Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Senecal, Seneschal, Sénéchal, Le Sénéchal, Sénéschal, Le Sénéschal and many more.
Early Notables of the Lesenéchal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lesenéchal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Senechal, his wife and daughter, who came to Louisiana in 1719; Pierre Senechal, who came to Quebec in 1753; and Francois Senechal, who came to Quebec in 1680.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lesenéchal (post 1700)
- ? Le Sénéchal de Kerkado (1786-1805), French composer who had her first opera performed at the age of nineteen