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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.

Lesenéchal Early Origins



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.

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Lesenéchal Spelling Variations


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Lesenéchal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Senecal, Seneschal, Sénéchal, Le Sénéchal, Sénéschal, Le Sénéschal and many more.

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Lesenéchal Early History


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Lesenéchal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesenéchal research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lesenéchal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lesenéchal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lesenéchal Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lesenéchal (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Lesenéchal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lesenéchal 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 20 May 2009 at 13:05.

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