The ancestral home of the lacreux family is the French region of Auvergne. lacreux was a name for someone who lived in the place named Crozet, which refers to a village in Aubergne, where the original bearer lived or held land. Habitational names are part of a larger set of names known as local
, which means that they are derived from geographical features; either from place names, which is the source for this name, or from local
geographical features, which are topographical names.
Early Origins of the lacreux family
The surname lacreux was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the lacreux family
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lacreux Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name lacreux, some of which include Crozet, Crouzet, Croizet, Crouzette, Croizette, Cruisette, Crozette, Crozett, Cruiset, Crossier, Crozzet, Croizett, Crozier, Crouzettes, Croizettes, Cruisettes, Crozettes, Crousset, Crousett, Crousette, Croiset, Croisette, Crusier, Cruisette, Crozzier, Croizzet, Crouzzet, Crozzette, Crozzettes and many more.
Early Notables of the lacreux family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), a French art collector, born in Toulouse, France; Maturinus Veyssière La Croze (1661-1739), a French Benedictine historian and Orientalist; and Antoine Crozat, Marquis du Châtel (ca.1655-1738), French founder of an immense... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacreux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lacreux family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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. By the same year 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 lacreux 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 lacreux were James Crozer settled in Philadelphia in 1830; Adolphe Crozet, aged 22, settled in New York in 1820; and John B. M. Crozet who settled in Philadelphia in 1808..