lafargue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name lafargue is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a person who worked in a forge or smithy.
Early Origins of the lafargue family
The surname lafargue was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at d'Espinay as members of the aristocratic families of that region.
Early History of the lafargue family
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lafargue 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 lafargue is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Forge, Delaforge, LaForge, Laforge, Forges and others.
Early Notables of the lafargue family (pre 1700)
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lafargue migration to Canada +
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name lafargue were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lafargue were
lafargue Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jeanne LaFargue, aged 29, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
Contemporary Notables of the name lafargue (post 1700) +
- Alvan Henry Lafargue Sr., (1883-1962), American physician and politician, Mayor of Sulphur, Louisiana
- Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (1908-1963), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1945-50 
- André Lafargue (1917-2017), French journalist and theatre critic
- Simone Iribarne Lafargue, French tennis player, winner of the 1943 Roland Garros Tournoi de France
- Paul Lafargue (1842-1911), French revolutionary Marxist socialist journalist, literary critic and political writer, Karl Marx's son-in-law
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