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The name lamoureaux 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.

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The surname lamoureaux 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.

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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamoureaux 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 lamoureaux History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lamoureaux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Francois Lamoureaux, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

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  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The lamoureaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lamoureaux 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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