L'amoreaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name L'amoreaux is a nickname type of surname, derived from the Old French word "more," meaning "dark skinned," which in turn derives from the Phoenician "mauharim," meaning "eastern." This name was applied to Moors and other people with dark complexions. [1] Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Surnames derived from nicknames were quite common; they usually reflected physical characteristics or other attributes of the first person.

Early Origins of the L'amoreaux family

The surname L'amoreaux was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Moreau was also found in the town of Montmoreau located in the department of Charente in the southwestern part of France. [1]

The family rose to nobility through the ages including in Brittany (French: Bretagne) where they were the lords of Keravel, cited in 1426. Over in Berry, the Moreau family were Lords of Chassy, and one of them was an alderman to the town of Bourges in 1651. Later they were also the lords of Lizoren, ennobled in 1819. [2]

Louis Moreau, born in 1649, son of François and Françoise (née Dubout), was a French doctor that travelled from La Rochelle to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Elizabeth Gagnon, daughter of Robert and Marie (née Parenteau), at Sainte-Famille on 21st February 1678. They had two daughters together, Élisabeth, born 28th September 1679, and Geneviève, born 2nd November 1681. They lived together in Quebec until Louis passed away at the age of 34 on 15th January 1683. [3]

Important Dates for the L'amoreaux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our L'amoreaux research. Another 314 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1386, 1467, 1477, 1522, 1656, 1717, 1733, 1740, 1741, 1750, 1763, 1781, 1787, 1791, 1793, 1804, 1806, 1810, 1813, 1814, 1819, 1826, 1882, 1884, 1892, and 1898 are included under the topic Early L'amoreaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

L'amoreaux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moreau, Morreau, Moreaux, Morreaux, Morault, Morrault, Moreault, Moreaul, Morreaul, Moreaud, Morreaud, Moraud, Morraud, Morot, Morrot, Moreu, Morreu, Moreux, Morreux, Moron, Morron, Moureau, Moureaux, Moureaul, Moureu, Moureux, Mouraut, Mourault, Mouron, Lemoreau, Lamoreau, Lamoreaux, la Moreau, de Moreau, de la Moreau, Demoreau and many more.

Early Notables of the L'amoreaux family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean-Baptiste Moreau (ca. 1656-1733), a French composer of the baroque period; Jacob Nicolas Moreau of Burgundy, born in 1717; Moreau of Saint-Rémy (1750-1819), a representative of Martinique at the Constituent Assembly; Pierre-Jean...
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L'amoreaux migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

L'amoreaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C. H. Lamoreaux, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
L'amoreaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. S. W. Lamoreaux, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Vivien Lamoreaux, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1903
  • James Wilmot Lamoreaux, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Jennie Lamoreaux, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1911
  • August Lamoreaux, aged 18, who immigrated to America, in 1920
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L'amoreaux migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

L'amoreaux Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Lamoreaux U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]
L'amoreaux Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Federick Lamoreaux, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name L'amoreaux (post 1700)

  • Rosa Lamoreaux, American soprano, recipient of a Washington Area Music Award in 2009
  • Wilbur "Lammy" Lamoreaux (b. 1907), American former international motorcycle speedway rider
  • Lowell A. Lamoreaux (1861-1922), American co-foudner of Long, Lamoreaux & Long, an architectural partnership in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Naomi Lamoreaux, American professor of Economics and History at Yale University
  • Wilbur Lamoreaux (1907-1963), American international motorcycle speedway rider
  • William E. Lamoreaux, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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