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The name lamour is a nickname type of surname and is derived from the French word "l'amour," which means "love." Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Surnames derived from nicknames were quite common; they usually reflected physical characteristics or other attributes of the first person.

lamour Early Origins



The surname lamour was first found in Guyenne, where a family of this name became established in the municipality of De Moureux, in the canton of Lagor, in the "Basses-Pyrénées" region.

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lamour Spelling Variations


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lamour Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamoureux, Lamoureu, Lamouru, Lamouroux, Lamourout, Lamourueux, Lamoureuse, Lamourueuse, Lamoureau, Lamoureaux, Lamourault, Lamouraux, Lamoureault, Lamourau, Lamouraut, Lamourauld, Lamouraud, Lamouro, Lamouru, Lamourot, Lamouraude, Lamour, Lamoure, La Moure, Lamouret, Lamourette, Lamourelle, Lamourec, Lamourat, L'Amour, Amour, Amoureux and many more.

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lamour Early History


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lamour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamour research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1742, 1791, 1792, 1794, 1810, 1834, and 1899 are included under the topic Early lamour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lamour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lamour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lamour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lamour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lawrence Lamour, who settled in Indiana
  • Ernest Lamour, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

lamour Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aime Lamour, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Runiremont, in 1905
  • Gustave Lamour, aged 10, who landed in America from Runiremont, in 1905
  • Claude Lamour, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Henri Lamour, aged 24, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • Henri Lamour, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name lamour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lamour (post 1700)



  • Louis L'Amour (1908-1988), born Louis Dearborn LaMoore, an American author of primarily Western fiction, best known for his "Frontier Stories", recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Dorothy Lamour (1914-1996), born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton, an American film actress, best remembered for appearing in the "Road to..." movies, with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
  • Jean-François Lamour (b. 1956), French two-time gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist fencer, current French politician and cabinet minister
  • Philippe Lamour, French businessman, Bellegarde (Garde), France

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The lamour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamour 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 13:41.

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