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The name laforgue is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a person who worked in a forge or smithy.

laforgue Early Origins



The surname laforgue 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.

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laforgue Spelling Variations


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laforgue 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 laforgue is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Forge, Delaforge, LaForge, Laforge, Forges and others.

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laforgue Early History


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laforgue Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laforgue research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1820, 1870, and 1892 are included under the topic Early laforgue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laforgue Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laforgue Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laforgue 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 laforgue 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 laforgue were

laforgue Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Louis Laforgue, who landed in Colorado in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name laforgue (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laforgue (post 1700)



  • René Laforgue (1894-1962), French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
  • Jules Laforgue (1860-1887), French symbolist poet

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    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The laforgue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laforgue 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 19 September 2013 at 14:48.

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