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The surname lafever is derived from the Old French word "fevre," which meant "a blacksmith;" as such, it was originally an occupational name for a smith, or metal worker. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, those derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, were the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages.

lafever Early Origins



The surname lafever was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

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lafever Spelling Variations


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lafever Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefebvre, Lefebvres, Lefevres, Favre, Favres, Fevre, Febvre, Febvres, Favers, Lefabre, Lefabvres, Fabvres, Lefever and many more.

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lafever Early History


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lafever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafever research. Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1470, 1508, 1534, 1600, 1585, 1650, 1574, 1525, 1600, 1552, 1569, 1700, 1626, 1652, 1706, 1615, 1672, 1667 and 1716 are included under the topic Early lafever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lafever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lafever Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name at this time was Antoine Favre (d. 1626), Professor at the University of Valence; Jean Le Fèvre (1652-1706), a French astronomer and physicist; Tanneguy Lefebvre (1615-1672), French classical scholar...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafever 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lafever Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mindart Lafever, who landed in New York in 1715

lafever Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles A LaFever, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFCZ-TZC : 6 December 2014), Charles A LaFever, 05 May 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Earl La Fever, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Caracas" from La Guaira, Venezuela [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJSG-MZJ : 6 December 2014), Earl La Fever, 09 Jul 1914; citing departure port La Guaira, Venezuela, arrival port New York, ship name Caracas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary La Fever, aged 31, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1923 aboard the ship "Calamares" from Cristobal, C. Z. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQX-V4C : 6 December 2014), Mary La Fever, 13 May 1923; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ethel May Lafever, aged 42, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Cristobal" from Cristobal, C.Z. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZF-5Y8 : 6 December 2014), Ethel May Lafever, 27 Feb 1924; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Cristobal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lafever (post 1700)



  • Minard Lafever (1798-1854), American architect of churches and houses, four of his buildings are National Historic Landmarks
  • Isaac Lafever, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1856

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFCZ-TZC : 6 December 2014), Charles A LaFever, 05 May 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJSG-MZJ : 6 December 2014), Earl La Fever, 09 Jul 1914; citing departure port La Guaira, Venezuela, arrival port New York, ship name Caracas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNQX-V4C : 6 December 2014), Mary La Fever, 13 May 1923; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZF-5Y8 : 6 December 2014), Ethel May Lafever, 27 Feb 1924; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Cristobal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The lafever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lafever 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.

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