L'amour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name L'amour is a nickname type of surname and is derived from the French word "l'amour", which means "love". 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'amour family
The surname L'amour was first found in Guyenne, where a family of this name became established in the municipality of De Moureux, in the canton of Lagor, in the "Basses-Pyrénées" region.
Among the members of this family, who were actively involved in the activities of their day, was Antoine Adrien Lamourette (1742-1794). He was vicar-general of Arras, constitutional bishop of Rhône-et-Loire (1791), and was elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly. An outspoken politician, he wanted to put an end to the political disputes taking place in the Assembly, and therefore he suggested to the politicians, on July 7, 1792, that what was needed was a little fraternity among themselves. His suggestion was acknowledged by a famous round of hugging and kissing, and the occurrence was henceforth known as the "baiser Lamourette." A.-A. Lamourette was also very opposed to the massacres of September 1792, during the French Revolution.
Louis Lamoureux married Françoise Boivin in France in 1664. Together they travelled to Boucherville, Quebec where they settled until his death on 25th February 1715. Louis and Françoise had one son, Adrien, who was born in Boucherville on 7th May 1671. 
Early History of the L'amour family
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L'amour Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamoureux, Lamoureu, Lamouru, Lamouroux, Lamourout, Lamourueux, Lamoureuse, Lamourueuse, Lamoureau, Lamoureaux, Lamourault, Lamouraux, Lamoureault, Lamourau, Lamouraut, Lamourauld, Lamouraud, Lamouro, Lamouru, Lamourot, Lamouraude, Lamour, Lamoure, La Moure, Lamouret, Lamourette, Lamourelle, Lamourec, Lamourat, L'Amour, Amour, Amoureux and many more.
Early Notables of the L'amour family (pre 1700)
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L'amour migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
L'amour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lawrence Lamour, who settled in Indiana
- Ernest Lamour, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
L'amour Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Aime Lamour, aged 5, who immigrated to the United States from Runiremont, in 1905
- Gustave Lamour, aged 10, who landed in America from Runiremont, in 1905
- Claude Lamour, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1918
- Henri Lamour, aged 24, who immigrated to America, in 1919
- Henri Lamour, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name L'amour (post 1700) +
- Louis L'Amour (1908-1988), born Louis Dearborn LaMoore, an American author of primarily Western fiction, best known for his "Frontier Stories", recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996), born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, an American film actress, best remembered for appearing in the "Road to..." movies, with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
- Jean-François Lamour (b. 1956), French two-time gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist fencer, current French politician and cabinet minister
- Philippe Lamour, French businessman, Bellegarde (Garde), France
- Ernest Lamour Wheelwright IV (b. 1984), American NFL and CFL football wide receiver
Historic Events for the L'amour family +
Flight TWA 800
- Miss. Yvon Lamour (d. 1996), from Paris, France, French researcher for Medical and Health institute Paris flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash 
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