The surname La Praz was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Praz research.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1507, 1511, 1520, 1524, 1576, 1640, 1742, 1748, 1755, 1795, 1811, and 1841 are included under the topic Early La Praz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Dupre, Dupré, Duprat, Dupraz, Dupréel, Dupréelle, Dupréau, Duprès, Duprey, Dupray, Dupres and many more.
Notable amongst the family was Antoine Duprat (1463-1535), a French Cardinal and politician, Chancellor of France; Guillaume Duprat, born in Issoire in 1507, who was Bishop of Clermont; Gabriel Dupréau was a theologian in 1511; Pardoux Duprat who was involved in law, was an academic and a great philosopher around 1520... Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Praz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 320 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Nicolas Dupré married in 1656 in Quebec.