Lalonde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Lalonde family

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. 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. [1]

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. [2]

Early History of the Lalonde family

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Lalonde Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Lalonde 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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Lalonde World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lalonde is the 5,535th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3] However, in Canada, the name Lalonde is ranked the 136th most popular surname with an estimated 23,963 people with that name. [4] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Lalonde is the 118th popular surname. [5]

United States Lalonde migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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

Canada Lalonde migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lalonde Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Lalonde, who settled in Quebec in 1665 from Normandy
  • Etienne Lalonde, who settled in Québec in 1676 from Maine, France
  • Leonard Lalonde of Mauger settled in Québec in 1698 from Limousin
Lalonde Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Guillaume Lalonde, son of Guillaume and Hélène, who married Charlotte Bray, daughter of étienne and Barbe, in Soulanges, Quebec on 7th January 1730 [6]
  • Albert Lalonde, son of Guillaume and Hélène, who married Angélique Maupetit in Montreal, Quebec on 7th February 1746 [6]
  • André Lalonde, son of Guillaume and Hélène, who married Josephte Diel, daughter of Charles and Jeanne, in Montreal, Quebec on 7th April 1750 [6]
  • Édouard Lalonde, son of Guillaume and Hélène, who married Elisabeth Duclos in 1751 [6]
  • Antoine Lalonde, son of Jean-Baptiste and Josephte, who married Charlotte Grenier, daughter of Claude and Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th November 1752 [6]
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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 immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Paul LaLonde, aged 21, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1915

Contemporary Notables of the name Lalonde (post 1700) +

  • 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)
  • Gisèle Lalonde (1933-2022), CM OOnt née Deschamps, a Canadian politician and community activist, Mayor of Vanier, Ontario from 1985 to 1991
  • Michèle Lalonde (1937-2021), Canadian dramatist, essayist, playwright and poet for print and radio, professor of the history of civilizations at the National Theatre School of Canada, served as president of both the Fédération internationale des écrivains de langue française and the Quebec Writers' Union
  • 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
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  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook