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The surname labelle was first used as a surname by the people of ancient French region of Gascogne. It was a name for a person distinguished by great physical beauty. Interestingly, the name labelle was originally derived from the Old French words la belle, which means beautiful.

labelle Early Origins



The surname labelle 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, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of De Labels, a village in the Basses-Pyrénées in the arrondisement of de Mauléon.

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labelle Spelling Variations


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labelle Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name labelle, including Lebel, LeBel, LaBelle, Belle, Bell, Labelle, Label, LaBell, LaBel, LeBelle, LeBaile, LaBaile, Lebaile and many more.

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labelle Early History


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labelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our labelle research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1573, 1674, 1734 and 1703 are included under the topic Early labelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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labelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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labelle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early labelle 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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 labelle were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name labelle were

labelle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Labelle arrived in New York State in 1775

labelle Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Guillaume LaBelle arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1671
  • Guillaume Labelle, who landed in Montreal in 1671

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Contemporary Notables of the name labelle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name labelle (post 1700)



  • Douglas Norman LaBelle II (b. 1975), American professional PGA golfer from Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Rob LaBelle, American Gemini and Leo Award nominated film and television actor from Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Patti LaBelle (b. 1944), born Patricia Louise Holte, American Grammy Award winning R&B/soul legend
  • Pierre Labelle (1808-1864), Canadian farmer, construction contractor and politician in Canada East who represented Laval in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (1854 to 1861)
  • Olivier Labelle (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Huguette Labelle CC OOnt (b. 1939), retired Canadian civil servant, former Chancellor of the University of Ottawa (1994 to 2012)
  • Marc LaBelle (b. 1969), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey winger
  • Private First Class James Dennis La Belle, American soldier who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • François Xavier-Antoine Labelle (1833-1891), Canadian (Quebec) Roman Catholic priest, promoter of colonization, author, and civil servant, known as as "Curé Labelle" and the "King of the North"
  • Jean-Baptiste Labelle (1836-1887), Canadian ship captain, passenger agent, and politician

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The labelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The labelle 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 28 November 2015 at 14:01.

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