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The name lafleur has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy, in the village of De Flers.

lafleur Early Origins



The surname lafleur was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

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lafleur Spelling Variations


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lafleur Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name lafleur is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lafleur, Lafleure, Fleur, Fleure, Flers, Leflers, de Flers, de Fleur, de Fleure, Desfleurs, Fleureau, Fleureaux, Fleurant, Fleurand, Florida and many more.

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lafleur Early History


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lafleur Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafleur research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1696, 1717, 1794, 1803, and 1872 are included under the topic Early lafleur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lafleur Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lafleur Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lafleur 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name lafleur has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lafleur were

lafleur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Babet Lafleur, aged 34, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • M. Lafleur settled in Philadelphia in 1796

lafleur Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Lafleur, aged 18, arrived in Quebec in 1655
  • Francois Lafleur, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Henry Lafleur, who arrived in Canada in 1695

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafleur (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lafleur (post 1700)



  • Greg LaFleur (b. 1958), former American NFL football tight end
  • William "Bill" Lafleur (b. 1976), former American NFL football punter
  • David Alan LaFleur (b. 1974), former American NFL football tight end
  • Vera LaFleur, American politician, Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953
  • Nathaniel Joe LaFleur, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 134th District, 2002
  • J. Howard Lafleur, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Gerald W. LaFleur, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 2002; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Claire J. LaFleur, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952
  • Arthur E. LaFleur, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1936; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952
  • Art LaFleur (b. 1943), American actor
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The lafleur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lafleur 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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