is the region of ancient France from which the name lagneau was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.
Early Origins of the lagneau family
The surname lagneau was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the lagneau family
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lagneau Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name lagneau, some of which include Laniel, Lagnel, Lagnez, Lagneau, Lagniet, Lanielle, Agnel and many more.
Early Notables of the lagneau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lagneau family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 lagneau 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 lagneau were 80 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Julien Laniel married in Batiscan in 1689; Nicolas Laniel married in Sorel in 1719.