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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.
The surname lajeunesse was first found in Brittany, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
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.
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.
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lajeunesse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
lajeunesse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The lajeunesse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lajeunesse 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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