hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The name landre is derived from the ancient Greek name Andreas, which means manly.
Early Origins of the landre family
Lorraine at Barrois, part of the duchy of Bar, which in the Middle Ages was part of the duchy of Lorraine. Landry is now a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
Early History of the landre family
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landre Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Landry, Landres, Landre, Landrey, Landrie and others.
Early Notables of the landre family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name was Geoffrey IV de la Tour Landry (c. 1330-1404), French nobleman from Anjou who fought in the Hundred Years War. He wrote Livre pour l'enseignement de ses filles ("The Book...
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Migration of the landre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
landre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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