Lamarche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Lamarche originated in the enchanting region of Lorraine, in France and is derived from the Old French word "marché," meaning "market." Presumably, the first to bear this surname would have lived or worked in such a place. As such, Lamarche is classed as a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname created from a the word for a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Early Origins of the Lamarche family

The surname Lamarche was first found in Lorraine, where this notable family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Some of the family emigrated to England shortly after the Conquest. "Nicholas de la March, then entered in 1316 as Lord of Nunney-de-la-Mare in Somersetshire, can have been no other than Nicholas de la Mare. Similar confusion may exist in other entries where it may more easily escape detection, and I therefore only quote the following with due reserve. Bartholomew de la March occurs in the Rotidi Cnrice Regis of 1194-98: and in the time of Edward I., Alice de la March was of Berkshire, Ralph le March, and his son Engelard, of Shropshire, and Henry, Thomas, and William le March, all three of Kent." [1]

Early History of the Lamarche family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lamarche research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1279, 1384, 1391, 1424, 1430, 1447, 1501, 1676 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Lamarche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lamarche Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marche, Marches, La Marche, Lamarche, Lamarches, de Marche, Demarche, Demarches, des Marche, Desmarche, Desmarches, Le Marche, Lemarche, Lemarches, March, Marchat, Marché and many more.

Early Notables of the Lamarche family (pre 1700)

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Lamarche World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lamarche is the 16,865th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Lamarche is ranked the 710th most popular surname with an estimated 7,486 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Lamarche is the 326th popular surname. [4] France ranks Lamarche as 1,900th with 3,249 people. [5]


United States Lamarche migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lamarche Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Louis LaMarche, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [6]
Lamarche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Lamarche, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • William LaMarche, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Theresa Lamarche, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Philip Lamarche, aged 43, who arrived in America, in 1896
Lamarche Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard Lamarche, aged 8, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Clara J. Lamarche, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Edward J. Lamarche, aged 12, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Albert Lamarche, aged 6, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Marie Rose Lamarche, aged 4, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lamarche migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lamarche Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre LaMarche, aged 35, who landed in Quebec in 1658
Lamarche Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Lamarche, son of Urbain and Madeleine, who married Françoise Leclerc, daughter of Florent and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 15th November 1706 [7]
Lamarche Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • J.A. Lamarche, aged 38, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Mrs J.A. Lamarche, aged 35, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Paul Emile Lamarche, aged 31, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Mary LaMarche, aged 22, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Lamarche (post 1700) +

  • Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche (b. 1960), American political figure and activist with the Green Party, former Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States
  • François Joseph Drouot de Lamarche, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Bertrand Lamarche (b. 1966), French artist, Marcel Duchamp Prize nominee (2012)
  • Caroline Lamarche (b. 1955), Belgium-born, French writer
  • Michel Lamarche (b. 1947), retired Canadian professional wrestler, known by his ringnames Alexis Smirnoff and Michel "Justice" Dubois
  • Maurice LaMarche (b. 1958), Canadian Emmy Award winning voice actor and former stand up comedian


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  4. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  5. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Fran├žois Lamarche. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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