landrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname landrie.The earliest forms of 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 landrie is derived from the ancient Greek name Andreas, which means "manly".

Early Origins of the landrie family

The surname landrie was first found in 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.

Although their first mention was in Lorraine, they branched north to Artois, south to Lyonnais and Bourgogne. One branch moved west into Brittany (French: Bretagne). The main stem of the family, however, were elevated to the nobility as Barons de Landres and the Comtes de Briey, Barons de Landres. Another branch of the family went eastward over the border into Luxembourg. The family flourished until the French Revolution in 1789 when most of the estates of this prestigious family were lost.

Guillaume Landry, born in 1626, son of Mathurin and Damiane (née Desavin), travelled from Perche, France and settled at île d'Orléans, Quebec on 2nd April 1656. He married Gabrielle Barre in Quebec on 14th October 1659. Gabrielle passed away in 1688 and Guillaume died in Sainte-Famille on 8th January 1689. [1]

Early History of the landrie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landrie research. Another 23 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1330 and 1404 are included under the topic Early landrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

landrie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Landry, Landres, Landre, Landrey, Landrie and others.

Early Notables of the landrie 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...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early landrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Canada landrie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landrie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Mitchel Landrie U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name landrie (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Chad L. Landrie, American Organic Chemist and Educator at Oakton Community College
  • James G. Landrie, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1952 [3]
  • Victor Landrie, Canadian Directors Guild of Canada Award winning assistant director and actor, known for American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009), Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010) and So Weird (1999)

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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