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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name lacross was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

lacross Early Origins



The surname lacross was first found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.

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lacross Spelling Variations


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lacross 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 lacross, some of which include Lacroix, Lacrois, Lacroie, Lacroies, La Croix, Croix, Croixe, Crois, Croise, Cruce, Lacruce, La Cruce, La Croise and many more.

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lacross Early History


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lacross Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacross research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1568, 1645, 1661, 1717, 1764, 1783, 1817, and 1821 are included under the topic Early lacross History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lacross Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lacross Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lacross 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



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 Quebe c. 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 lacross 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 lacross were

lacross Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Lacross, aged 28, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Marziale Lacross, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Mrs Tubius LaCross, aged 46, who emigrated to America, in 1914
  • Tubius LaCross, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Else LaCross, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lacross (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lacross (post 1700)



  • Thomas A. Lacross, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932
  • Celia C. Lacross, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932
  • Alfred F. LaCross, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bristol, 1932
  • McKenzie LaCross, American actress
  • Joshua LaCross (b. 1976), American Visual Effects specialist and actor

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The lacross Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lacross 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 7 October 2015 at 14:21.

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