lalond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name lalond was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Landes in Normandy. However, the name Lalonde is adapted from a word indicating a house beside the moor.
Early Origins of the lalond family
The surname lalond was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat from ancient times in a village and seigneurie in Seine-Inférieure in the arrondisement of Rouen. The family was ennobled in 1509 and they were later elevated to the baronage in Normandy and to Lords in Brittany (French: Bretagne), Forez, Poitou, and Quercy. 
Jean de Lalonde, born in 1640, married Marie Barbary in 1669 in Montreal, Quebec. Together they had four children, three sons and one daughter. Two of their sons, Jean-Baptiste and Guillaume, eventually married and have many descendants in Canada. 
Important Dates for the lalond family
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lalond Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name lalond is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lalonde, Lalondes, La Londe, Lalande, La Lande, de Lalonde, des Lalondes, de Lalonde, de Lalande and many more.
Early Notables of the lalond family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Richard Lalande, an Anglo- Breton Knight who bravely fought at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; Saint Jean de Lalande (died October...
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Migration of the lalond family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name lalond. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lalond were Jean Lalonde settled in Québec in 1665; Leonard Lalonde of Mauger settled in Québec in 1698 from Limousin; Etienne Lalonde settled in Qué.
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