The French name La Lance first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of Brittany
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the La Lance family
The surname La Lance was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the La Lance family
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La Lance Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name La Lance is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Lalance, Lancelin, Lalancette, La Lance, Lalanchette and many more.
Early Notables of the La Lance family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Joseph Lalancette, who lived in Saint-Francis-du-Lac, Quebec in 1861; Louis Lalanchette worked in Bourgmarie in 1861; a widow Lalancette lived in Saint-François-du-Lac in 1861; Joseph Lalancette lived in Deguir in 1861; Jean Lalancette worked in Saint-François-du-Lac; Joseph... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Lance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the La Lance family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name La Lance were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name La Lance were many individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most arrived during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Henri Lalancette, who was married in Montreal in 1718.
Contemporary Notables of the name La Lance (post 1700)
- Alexandre Lalance, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Alexandre Lalance. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html