The proud French name of lajeunesse comes from a Breton
name for a person of youthful appearance or a person who was the youngest member of some group. The name lajeunesse is derived from the Old French word jeune, which means young.
Early Origins of the lajeunesse family
The surname lajeunesse was first found in Brittany
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the lajeunesse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lajeunesse research.Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1248, 1530, 1570, 1592, 1600, 1672, 1688, 1762, 1775, 1819, 1841, 1845, 1848, and 1864 are included under the topic Early lajeunesse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lajeunesse Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Lajeunesse, Lajeunne, Lejeune, Jeunesse, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuneaux and many more.
Early Notables of the lajeunesse family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was the Honourable Henri Le Jeune, born in 1819, an artist, a recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lajeunesse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lajeunesse family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 lajeunesse 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 lajeunesse were
lajeunesse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- M. La Jeunesse (called Legros,) who was living in Illinois in 1726
- Prudent LaJeunesse, who settled in New York in 1775
- Jean Baptiste LaJeunesse, who also settled in New York in 1775
lajeunesse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ernest N. Lajeunesse, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name lajeunesse (post 1700)
- Omer LaJeunesse (1908-1994), American football player and coach
- Claude Lajeunesse (b. 1941), Canadian who is the president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
- Serge Lajeunesse (b. 1950), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
- Simon Lajeunesse (b. 1981), retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
- Marie Louise Emma Cécile Lajeunesse (1852-1930), Canadian opera singer