labrecque History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Normandy (French: Normandie) 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, the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in ancient times.

The members of the Breguet family in France were well-known watch-makers, industrialists, and inventors. Among the more prominent members was Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1823), whose inventions in the domain of the fabrication of watches were considerable to the advancement of the watch-making industry.

Abraham Louis Breguet's grandson, Louis Breguet (1804-1883), was among the notables of the 19th century, who created new precision instruments for the telegraph. His grandson, also named Louis (1880-1955), was in turn, a pioneer of modern aeronautics, being one of the first to build airplanes and helicopters in France. The Brèche and Brechard families were registered in Pas-de-Calais in 1820.

The name was first found in Canada with brothers, Pierre and Jean, who were born in 1626 and 1638. [1]

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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United States labrecque migration to the United States +

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 immigrated to Manchester, N.H., in 1921
  • Cyrille Labrecque, aged 41, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1923

Canada labrecque migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

labrecque Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Labrecque, son of Jacques and Jeanne, who married Gabrielle Baré, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Quebec on 11th November 1658 [2]
  • Jean Labrecque, son of Jacques and Jeanne, who married Jeanne Baillargeon, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 28th November 1664 [2]
  • Jacques Labrecque, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Pasquet, daughter of Isaac and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 15th November 1693 [2]
  • Mathurin Labrecque, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Marthe Lemieux, daughter of Gabriel and Marthe, in Lévis, Quebec on 5th November 1693 [2]
  • Pierre Labrecque, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Marie-Marthe Colombe, daughter of Louis and Jeanne, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec in 1694 [2]
labrecque Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joesph Labrecque, son of Pierre and Marie-Marthe, who married Geneviève Paulet, daughter of antoine and Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 27th July 1722 [2]
  • Ignace Labrecque, son of Mathurin and Marthe, who married Louise Couture, daughter of Charles and Marie-Anne, in Beaumont, Quebec on 13th November 1724 [2]
  • Louis Labrecque, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Angélique Réaume, daughter of René and Marie, in Saint-Vallier, Quebec on 12th November 1728 [2]
  • Louis Labrecque, son of Pierre and Marie-Marthe, who married Marie-Anne Delage, daughter of Charles and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 6th November 1730 [2]
  • Pierre Labrecque, son of Mathurin and Marthe, who married Marie Paquet, daughter of Étienne and Marie-Anne, in Beaumont, Quebec on 21st June 1734 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
labrecque Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Pierre Labrecque, who immigrated 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

  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook
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