lafitte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the lafitte family

The surname lafitte was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the lafitte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafitte research. Another 512 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1308, 1345, 1401, 1416, 1452, 1482, 1513, 1577, 1583, 1591, 1595, 1603, 1678, 1699, 1717, 1732, 1789, and 1830 are included under the topic Early lafitte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lafitte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fayet, Fayettes, Fayette, Lafayet, Delafayet, Lafayette, La Fauyet, La Fayets, La Fayettes, De La Fayettes, Des Fayettes and many more.

Early Notables of the lafitte family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Mathieu Fayet, Treasurer of France at Bordeaux, in 1603; Louise Angélique Motier de la Fayette (1618-1665), French courtier and close friend of King Louis XIII; Marie-Madeleine Pioche de...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafitte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lafitte migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lafitte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marie Lafitte, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Bibiana Lafitte, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Louis Lafitte, aged 14, who landed in America, in 1897
lafitte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Germaine Lafitte, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Pierre Lafitte, aged 32, who landed in America from Lalingne, France, in 1908
  • Jeanne Lafitte, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Adele Lafitte, aged 39, who landed in America from Pau, France, in 1911
  • Cecile Lafitte, aged 28, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name lafitte (post 1700)

  • Edward Francis Lafitte (1886-1971), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • André-Joseph Lafitte -Clavé, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Michel Pascal Lafitte, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Guy Lafitte (1927-1998), French jazz tenor saxophonist
  • Pierre Lafitte (1770-1821), French pirate in the Gulf of Mexico, brother of Jean Lafitte
  • José Silvestre White Lafitte (1836-1918), Cuban violinist and composer
  • Jean Lafitte (1776-1823), French pirate and privateer in the Gulf of Mexico who helped General Andrew Jackson defend New Orleans against the British in 1815

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Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) André-Joseph Lafitte. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Michel Lafitte. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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