Show ContentsLancelin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Lancelin originated in the region of Maine, in France. Lancelin is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Lancelin family

The surname Lancelin was first found in Maine.

Early History of the Lancelin family

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Lancelin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lanciault, Lance, Lalance, Lancelle, Lancel, Lancelin, Lanciaux, Lancette and many more.

Early Notables of the Lancelin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was a Lancelin, born in Laval in the eighteenth century, who was a poet. Adolphe-Etienne Lance, born in Littry (Calvados) in 1813, was an architect. He worked with Mr. Visconti and in 1847 founded 'le Monteur des Architectes' and contributed numerous articles on the arts and archaeology...
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Lancelin Ranking

In France, the name Lancelin is the 7,743rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Lancelin family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 20 individuals who arrived onto Canadian shores from France between 1600 and 1900. Most arrived during the nineteenth century, but some immigrated earlier, such as James Lancette, who lived in Ontario in the eighteenth century. Nicolas Lanciaux worked in Saint-Charles-Richelieu, Quebec, in 1760.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lancelin (post 1700) +

  • Charles Lancelin (b. 1927), French physician and occultist who was an early experimenter in the field of astral projection

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