La Lande History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name La Lande was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Landes in Normandy. However, the name Lalonde is adapted from a word indicating a house beside the moor.

Early Origins of the La Lande family

The surname La Lande was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat from ancient times in a village and seigneurie in Seine-Inférieure in the arrondisement of Rouen. The family was ennobled in 1509 and they were later elevated to the baronage in Normandy and to Lords in Brittany (French: Bretagne), Forez, Poitou, and Quercy. [1]

Jean de Lalonde, born in 1640, married Marie Barbary in 1669 in Montreal, Quebec. Together they had four children, three sons and one daughter. Two of their sons, Jean-Baptiste and Guillaume, eventually married and have many descendants in Canada. [2]

Early History of the La Lande family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Lande research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1657, 1665, 1726, 1732, 1792, and 1807 are included under the topic Early La Lande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

La Lande Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name La Lande, some of which include Lalonde, Lalondes, La Londe, Lalande, La Lande, de Lalonde, des Lalondes, de Lalonde, de Lalande and many more.

Early Notables of the La Lande family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Richard Lalande, an Anglo- Breton Knight who bravely fought at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; Saint Jean de Lalande (died October...
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Canada La Lande migration to Canada +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Lande 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 Lande were

La Lande Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Étienne Lalande, son of Pierre and Renée, who married Nicole Filastreau, daughter of René and Jeanne, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th November 1676 [3]
  • Léonard Lalande, son of Jean and Marie, who married Gabrielle Beaune, daughter of Jean and Marie-Madeleine, in Lachine, Quebec on 18th November 1698 [3]
La Lande Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Lalande, son of Jean and Élisabeth, who married Élisabeth Gareau, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 18th December 1719 [3]
  • Pierre Lalande, son of Léonard and Gabrielle, who married Angélique Messaguier, daughter of Hugues and Marie-Jeanne, in Lachine, Quebec on 30th October 1730 [3]
  • Antoine Lalande, son of Léonard and Gabrielle, who married Suzanne Legaut, daughter of Noel and Marie, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec on 10th January 1735 [3]
  • Charles Lalande, son of Léonard and Gabrielle, who married Marie-Josephte Lacombe, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marguerite, in Rivières-des-Prairies, Quebec on 15th February 1740 [3]
  • Jacques Lalande, son of Léonard and Gabrielle, who married Marie-Françoise Philibot, daughter of Charles and Marie-Charlotte, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th September 1753 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name La Lande (post 1700) +

  • Julien Pierre Anne Lalande (1787-1844), French Navy officer and politician, eponym of the "Lalande affair"
  • Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732-1807), French astronomer and writer, eponym of the lunar crater Lalande
  • André Lalande (1913-1995), officer in the French Foreign Legion
  • André Lalande (1867-1963), French philosopher
  • Gilles Lalande, Canadian Educator, Professor of International Relations, and Head, Centre for European Studies, University of Montreal, Quebec

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook
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