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The name La Forrestier has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from keeper of the king's forest. The surname La Forrestier was originally derived from the Old French word "foret," which means "forest."

La Forrestier Early Origins



The surname La Forrestier was first found in Brittany, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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La Forrestier Spelling Variations


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La Forrestier Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name La Forrestier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Forestier, Forestié, Forrestier, Forestiez, Foresttiers, Forresties, Forestierre, Forrestierre, Foresties, La Forestier, La Forestié, La Forrestier, La Foresttiers, La Forestiez, La Foresties, La Forestie, La Forresties, La Forestierre, La Forrestierre, De La Forestier, De La Forestiez, De La Forestié, De La Forrestier, De La Foresties, De La Forestie, De La Foresttiers, De La Forresties, De La Forestierre, De La Forrestierre, Laforestier, Laforrestier, Laforestiez, Laforestié, Laforesties, Laforestie, Laforesttiers, Laforresties, Laforestierre and many more.

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La Forrestier Early History


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La Forrestier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Forrestier research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1332 and 1393 are included under the topic Early La Forrestier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Forrestier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Forrestier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Forrestier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name La Forrestier has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name La Forrestier were Mr. Forestier settled in Carolina in 1679; Charles Forestier settled in New York in 1697; François Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Forestier settled in Louisiana in 1752 and Theophile Forestier settled in Rhode Island in 1687..

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    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    11. ...

    The La Forrestier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Forrestier 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.

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