L'esperance History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the L'esperance family

The surname L'esperance was first found in Guyenne, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the L'esperance family

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L'esperance Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lesperance, Lespérance, L'Espérance, Lesperand, Lespérand, Lesperan, Lespéran, Lesperat, Lespérat, Lespereau, Lespéreau, Lesperot, Lespérot, Lesperaud, Lespéraud, Lesperault, Lespérault, Lesperut, Lespérut, Lesperandieu, Lespérandieu, Lesperon, Lespéron, Lesperonne, Lesperonnet, Esperance, Espérance, Espert, Esperand, Espérand, Esperan, Espéran, Esperandieu, Espérandieu, Esperon, Espéron, Esperonne, Esperonnet, Espery, Lesper, Lespery, Esperies and many more.

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

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L'esperance Ranking

In the United States, the name L'esperance is the 10,201st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name L'esperance is ranked the 642nd most popular surname. [2]


United States L'esperance migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

L'esperance Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • M. L'Espérance, who was living in Fort Louis de la Moblile in Louisiana in 1711
  • Joseph Lesperance, who arrived in New York in 1798

Canada L'esperance migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

L'esperance Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean L'Esperance, who settled in Canada in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name L'esperance (post 1700) +

  • Donald A. L'Esperance, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 45th District, 1957-60 [3]
  • David L'Esperance, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924 [3]
  • David L'Esperance Jr. (b. 1874), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1907-08 [3]
  • Jean Lesperance (b. 1965), Canadian professional hockey player
  • David Ovide L'Espérance (1864-1941), Canadian manufacturer and political figure in Quebec
  • Sylvie Lespérance (1954-2006), Canadian politician in Quebec
  • Pete Lesperance, Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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