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Where did the French lamoureaux family come from? What is the French lamoureaux family crest and coat of arms? When did the lamoureaux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lamoureaux family history?

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.


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.

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.


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.


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


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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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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