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Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name lalonde 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.


The surname lalonde 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. They were later elevated to the baronage in Normandy, to Lords in Brittany, Forez, Poitou and Quercy.

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, lalonde some of which are Lalonde, Lalondes, La Londe, Lalande, La Lande, de Lalonde, des Lalondes, de Lalonde, de Lalande and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lalonde research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1657, 1665, 1726, 1732, 1792, and 1807 are included under the topic Early lalonde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lalonde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive 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 immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the lalonde surname were

lalonde Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • V. D. Lalonde, aged 26, who settled in America from Montreal, in 1903
  • Aristide Lalonde, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Montreal, in 1907
  • Joe Lalonde, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Joseph Lalonde, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Auguste Lalonde, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1923

lalonde Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Lalonde settled in Quebec in 1665 from Normandy
  • Jean Lalonde settled in Québec in 1665
  • Etienne Lalonde settled in Québec in 1676 from Maine
  • Leonard Lalonde of Mauger settled in Québec in 1698 from Limousin

lalonde Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Zenaide Lalonde, aged 52, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Geo. H. Lalonde, aged 37, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Mary L. Lalonde, aged 33, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Paul LaLonde, aged 21, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1915

  • Robert F. LaLonde (1922-2015), American politician, Member of the Wyoming Senate (1989-1994)
  • Brice Lalonde (b. 1946), French politician, Minister of the Environment (1991-1992), Minister of the Environment to the Prime Minister (France) (1990-1991)
  • Ronald Leo Lalonde (b. 1952), retired Canadian ice hockey player who played from 1970 to 1980
  • Pierre Lalonde (b. 1941), Canadian singer and television host
  • Édouard Cyrille "Newsy" Lalonde (1887-1970), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward who played from 1904 to 1927
  • Jean-Marc Lalonde (b. 1935), Canadian former politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2011
  • Amy Ciupak Lalonde (b. 1975), Canadian-born television and film actress
  • Hon. Marc Lalonde PC OC QC (b. 1929), Canadian lawyer and politician, Liberal Member of Parliament for Montreal-Outremont, Minister of National Health and Welfare later author of the Energy Policy, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Gisèle Lalonde (b. 1933), born Gisèle Deschamps, Canadian politician, Mayor of Vanier from 1985 to 1991
  • Donny Lalonde (b. 1960), Canadian retired professional light heavyweight boxer who had 44 wins in 50 fights, WBC Light Heavyweight Champion (1987-1988)
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    The lalonde Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The lalonde 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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