Show ContentsLaliberte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Laliberte dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy (French: Normandie). It is derived from their residence in Normandy. The name Lalibert is thought to derive from the French word "liberté", which translates to, "liberty" or "freedom." [1]

Early Origins of the Laliberte family

The surname Laliberte was first found in Normandy, the former Duchy of Normandy.

Bernard Laliberte, born in 1665, son of Guillaume and Luce (née Leonard), travelled from Brittany (French: Bretagne), France to the New World in the 17th century. After arriving in Canada he married Anne Dionne, daughter of Antoine and Catherine (née Ivory), on 26th April 1679. They settled together at Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec until Bernard's death on 23rd October 1715 at the age of 60. [2]

Early History of the Laliberte family

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Laliberte Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Laliberte is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Laliberté, Laliberdé, Libert and others.

Early Notables of the Laliberte family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was many individuals in Canada, such as Antoine Laliberté, who was born in Quebec in 1810; Angélique Laliberté was born in Red River District, Manitoba, in 1811; Angèle Laliberté married in Ste-Scholastique, Quebec, in 1857; Claire Laliberté married in l'Original Ontario, Quebec, in 1857; Elzéar Laliberté was a sailor in Saint-Jean-d'Eschein in 1871; Hyacinthe Laliberté was a baker in...
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Laliberte World Ranking

In the United States, the name Laliberte is the 5,986th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3] However, in Canada, the name Laliberte is ranked the 472nd most popular surname with an estimated 10,143 people with that name. [4] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Laliberte is the 215th popular surname. [5]

United States Laliberte migration to the United States +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Laliberte has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Laliberte were

Laliberte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • François Laliberté married in Sault-au-Récollet in 1740

Canada Laliberte migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Laliberte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Nicolas Laliberté, who married in Boucherville, Quebec in 1689
Laliberte Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michel Laliberté married in Longueuil in 1703
  • Pierre Laliberté married in Longueuil in 1715
  • Charles Laliberté married in Quebec in 1720
  • Marthe Laliberté married in Quebec in 1730
  • Michel Laliberté lived in Beauceville, Quebec in 1755

Contemporary Notables of the name Laliberte (post 1700) +

  • John Laliberte (b. 1983), American professional ice hockey left winger
  • Norman Laliberté, American artist
  • Robert Laliberté (b. 1951), Canadian photographer
  • Rick Laliberte (b. 1958), Canadian former politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Churchill River (1997-2004)
  • Édouard-Hippolyte Laliberté (1845-1911), Canadian notary and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Lotbinière (1886-1900)
  • Rick Laliberte (b. 1958), former Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Churchill River (1997–2004)
  • Alfred Laliberté (1878-1953), Canadian sculptor and painter based in Montreal
  • Benoît Laliberté (b. 1972), Canadian entrepreneur
  • David Laliberté (b. 1986), Canadian professional ice hockey right winger
  • Connie Laliberte, Canadian four-time gold, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist curler from Manitoba, World Champion skip in 1984
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  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  5. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, on Facebook