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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished lafrance family. Originally, the people of this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to be "fixed" or hereditary. One of the types of names adopted as surnames, were habitational names; those derived from place names. The lafrance surname was likely first used by someone who held lands belonging to the French king, or perhaps for someone from the Île de France. A habitational name was often used for someone who had moved away from the place after which they were named. This name was sometimes used by soldiers in the feudal period. In French Canada, it was used as secondary "dit" name.

lafrance Early Origins



The surname lafrance was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this celebrated family held a family seat since ancient times.

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lafrance Spelling Variations


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lafrance Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafrance, Lafrence, Lafrense, Lafrensse, Lafronce, Lafransse, Lafranse, Lafronse, Lafronsse, France, Francès, Frence, Frenche, Lefrance, Lefranche, Le France, La Franse, French, Frances, Lafrence, Lafrench and many more.

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lafrance Early History


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lafrance Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lafrance research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1291, 1297, 1300, 1354, 1357, 1363, 1378, 1400, 1500, 1570, 1596, 1640, 1651, and 1721 are included under the topic Early lafrance History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lafrance Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lafrance Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lafrance 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:

lafrance Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques LaFrance, who arrived in Louisiana in 1733
  • Peter LaFrance, who arrived in New England in 1753

lafrance Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre LaFrance, a French soldier on record in Quebec in 1665

lafrance Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Francois Lafrance, who arrived in Montreal in 1712
  • Mathieu Lafrance, who arrived in Quebec in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name lafrance (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lafrance (post 1700)



  • Noémie Lafrance (b. 1973), Canadian-born, American Grammy Award nominated choreographer
  • Urgele Lafrance (1875-1942), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1909-10
  • George LaFrance (b. 1965), American former Arena Football League offensive specialist
  • Leonard Joseph "Leo" LaFrance (1902-1993), Canadian professional ice hockey forward, nicknamed "The Flying Frenchman"
  • Adelard Henry "Adie, Del" Lafrance (1912-1995), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Paul Lafrance, Canadian television personality on HGTV Canada, known for his work on Decked Out and Deck Wars
  • Yvon Lafrance (b. 1944), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (1989-1994)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The lafrance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lafrance 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 1 February 2016 at 09:40.

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