The surname ladu is a ancient French name from Brittany
. It was a name given to a person who was a person who put on the airs and graces of a Duke, or for a servant who worked in the household of a Duke.
Early Origins of the ladu family
The surname ladu was first found in Brittany
where they held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneurie of Blardais, Busnelaye and Rouvray.
Early History of the ladu family
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ladu Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name ladu is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Leduc, Laduc, le Duc, Le Du, Ledu, Le Duc, De Ducé and many more.
Early Notables of the ladu family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the ladu 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 ladu 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 ladu were Jean Leduc who arrived in Saint Omer, Quebec, from Perche on the southern border of Normandy
in 1652; Antoine-Pierre Leduc arrived in Quebec from Normandy
Contemporary Notables of the name ladu (post 1700)
- Stallham W. LaDu (b. 1823), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1881-84 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html