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labrecque History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name labrecque was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.


Early Origins of the labrecque family


The surname labrecque was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in ancient times.

Early History of the labrecque family


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labrecque Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name labrecque include Brechard, Bréchard, Brèche, Breche, Brechais, Brechet, Brecher, Labrechard, Labréchard, Labrèche, Labrechais, Labrechet, Labrecher, Brequard, Bréquard, Brecque, Brèque, Brequais, Brequet, Brequer, Labreque, Labrèque, Labrecque, Labréquais, Labroque, Labrocque, Labroquère, Bregard, Brégard, Breguais, Breguet and many more.

Early Notables of the labrecque family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the labrecque family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name labrecque has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name labrecque were

labrecque Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Jerome Labrecque, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Rose Labrecque, aged 48, who settled in Manchester, N H, in 1920
  • Theophile J. Labrecque, aged 58, who emigrated to Manchester, N.H., in 1921
  • Cyrille Labrecque, aged 41, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1923

labrecque Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pierre Labrecque, who emigrated to Quebec
  • Jeanne Chotard Labrecque, who also emigrated to Quebec

labrecque Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Labrecque, aged 17, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name labrecque (post 1700)


  • Thomas Labrecque (1938-2000), American banker, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation
  • Theodore Joseph Labrecque (d. 1999), American lawyer, New Jersey Superior Court Judge
  • Michel-Thomas Labrecque (1849-1932), Canadian Roman Catholic bishop
  • Albertine Morin- Labrecque (1886-1957), Canadian pianist, soprano, composer, and music educator
  • Patrick Labrecque (b. 1971), retired Canadian goaltender
  • Jean-Claude Labrecque CM CQ (b. 1938), Canadian BAFTA nominated director and cinematographer
  • Richard Joseph Labrecque, American industrial company executive, Kansas

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