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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished La Rue family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The La Rue surname derives from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red," or "red-haired;" and as such was a nickname for someone with red hair, or perhaps for a person with a ruddy or reddish complexion, or who dressed habitually in the color red.

La Rue Early Origins



The surname La Rue was first found in Périgord, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times. Another branch of the family held lands near Rouen in Normandy since 1165. Ralph le Roux was sent in 1119 by Henry I to the aid of Ralph de Guader and in 1120 was one of the nobles who died with Prince Henry in the Blanche. The English line descends from Turchil Rufus or Le Rous, who landed in England in 1066 and held lands in Norfolk. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
A later English branch was found at Imber in Wiltshire. "The church [of Imber] is an ancient structure, in the early and decorated English styles, with some relics of Norman detail, and contains two monuments with the recumbent effigies of Knights Templars of the family of Le Rouse, chamberlains to Henry II. and Edward III." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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La Rue Spelling Variations


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La Rue Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leroux, Lerout, Lerou, Leroulx, Leroud, Lerous, de Roux, Lerou, Laroux, La Roux, La Rou, La Rous and many more.

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La Rue Early History


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La Rue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Rue research. Another 601 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1389, 1404, 1429, 1555, 1631, 1668, 1788, 1814, and 1829 are included under the topic Early La Rue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Rue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Rue Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Rue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

La Rue Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacques LaRue, who landed in New Jersey in 1678
  • Abraham LaRue, who arrived in New York in 1680

La Rue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Lewis Larue, who arrived in New York in 1798
  • Henry Larue, aged 30, landed in New York in 1799

La Rue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Blanche Larue, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Frank Larue, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • James LaRue, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Margaret LaRue, aged 10, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Achille Larue, aged 59, who settled in America from Laigle, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

La Rue Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Larue, who landed in Canada in 1632-1760

La Rue Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Louis LaRue, aged 30, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Luc Larue, aged 35, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1912
  • Julee Louis Larue, aged 35, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name La Rue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name La Rue (post 1700)



  • Jim LaRue (1925-2015), American football player and coach
  • Charles Wickham LaRue (1922-2006), American trombonist and jazz arranger
  • Dennis LaRue (b. 1959), American National Hockey League referee
  • Custer LaRue, American soprano vocalist
  • Travis Leldon LaRue (1913-2009), American politician who served as the Mayor of Austin, Texas
  • Florence LaRue (b. 1944), American actress, humanitarian, and Grammy award-winning singer
  • D C LaRue (b. 1948), American disco artist
  • Rusty LaRue (b. 1973), American former multi-sport athlete
  • Michael Jason "Rusty" LaRue (b. 1974), former Major League Baseball catcher
  • Eva Maria LaRue (b. 1966), American model and actress
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. 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.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The La Rue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Rue 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.

This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 01:28.

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