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. 
Early Origins of the La Violette family
The surname La Violette was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution.
Early History of the La Violette family
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La Violette Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: LaViolet, Laviolette, La Violette, De La Violette and many more.
Early Notables of the La Violette family (pre 1700)
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.
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^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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