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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.

ladu Early Origins



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.

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ladu Spelling Variations


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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.

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ladu Early History


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ladu Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our ladu research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1735, 1742, 1777, and 1787 are included under the topic Early ladu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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ladu Early Notables (pre 1700)


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ladu Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early ladu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 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 in 1681.

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Contemporary Notables of the name ladu (post 1700)


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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The ladu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The ladu 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 1 February 2016 at 09:31.

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