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The surname ladue 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.

ladue Early Origins



The surname ladue 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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ladue Spelling Variations


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ladue Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, ladue some of which are Leduc, Laduc, le Duc, Le Du, Ledu, Le Duc, De Ducé and many more.

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ladue Early History


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ladue Early History



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

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ladue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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ladue Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the ladue surname 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 ladue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name ladue (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Laurence Knight Ladue (1903-1951), American Deputy Commanding General X Corps (1951)
  • William Henry Ladue, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Putnam County, 1892
  • Joshua Ladue, American politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 15th District, 1873-76
  • John Ladue (1804-1854), American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1850-51
  • Jay LaDue, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 7th District; Elected 1890

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The ladue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The ladue 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 12 February 2016 at 18:35.

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