lamouroux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name lamouroux 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.

Early Origins of the lamouroux family

The surname lamouroux 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.

Among the members of this family, who were actively involved in the activities of their day, was Antoine Adrien Lamourette (1742-1794). He was vicar-general of Arras, constitutional bishop of Rhône-et-Loire (1791), and was elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly. An outspoken politician, he wanted to put an end to the political disputes taking place in the Assembly, and therefore he suggested to the politicians, on July 7, 1792, that what was needed was a little fraternity among themselves. His suggestion was acknowledged by a famous round of hugging and kissing, and the occurrence was henceforth known as the "baiser Lamourette." A.-A. Lamourette was also very opposed to the massacres of September 1792, during the French Revolution.

Louis Lamoureux married Françoise Boivin in France in 1664. Together they travelled to Boucherville, Quebec where they settled until his death on 25th February 1715. Louis and Françoise had one son, Adrien, who was born in Boucherville on 7th May 1671. [1]

Important Dates for the lamouroux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lamouroux research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1810, 1834 and 1899 are included under the topic Early lamouroux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lamouroux 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.

Early Notables of the lamouroux family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the lamouroux family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Lamoureux (1644-1709), who settled in Quebec; Louis Lamoureux, who also settled in Quebec, in Boucherville, and married Francoise Bovin in 1664.

Contemporary Notables of the name lamouroux (post 1700)

  • Jean-Baptiste Lamouroux de La Roque-Cusson, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 27) Jean-Baptiste Lamouroux. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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