La Noue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the La Noue name begins in the Middle Ages in the northern coastal region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family resided in Brittany.

Early Origins of the La Noue family

The surname La Noue was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the La Noue family

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La Noue 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 Noue is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lanouette, Lanoue, La Nouë, La Noue, Lanoux and others.

Early Notables of the La Noue family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Jeanne de Lanoue, the founder of the 'Order of Hospitaller Sisters of the Providence', who was born in Saumur in 1669. René-Joseph de Lanoue, born around 1740 in Brittany and executed in Paris in...
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La Noue Ranking

In the United States, the name La Noue is the 13,235th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name La Noue is ranked the 9,321st most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]


Canada La Noue migration to Canada +

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 Noue 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 Noue were

La Noue Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Sieur De LaNoue, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Charles Lanoue, who lived in Port-Royal, Quebec in 1693
La Noue Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Lanoue, married in Port-Royal in 1702
  • Pierre Lanoue, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Marie Granger, daughter of Laurent and Marie, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 21st November 1702 [3]
  • Rene-Charles Lanoue, on record in Quebec in 1714
  • Joseph Lanoue, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Marguerite Béliveau, daughter of Charles and Marie, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 16th October 1725 [3]
  • Jean Lanoue, who was on record in Saint-Sulpice in 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name La Noue (post 1700) +

  • Alcide Moodie Lanoue (1934-2021), American Lieutenant General in the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Army (1992 to 1996)
  • Conrad Lanoue (1908-1972), American jazz musician in the 1930's and 40's
  • George R La Noue, American lawyer in the United States
  • René Joseph de Lanoue, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) René Lanoue. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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