Directly translated the name Laviolet means "the purple" or "the violet." Sources believe that the name derived from the name of the flower or perhaps just from the colour itself.
The surname La Violette was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering
, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution.
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Notable amongst the family at this time was Joseph Duchesne, lord of La Violette, born around 1544 in Esture (Armagnac), who was a French doctor. After having studied natural sciences in Germany
, he received his doctorate of medicine at the University of Bâle, and from there went to Geneva. In 1587 he entered the Council of the Two Hundreds. In 1589 he... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Violette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.