landry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the landry family

The surname landry 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 landry family

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

landry Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the landry 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 landry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States landry migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Landry, who arrived in Georgia in 1738 [2]
  • Francis Landry, aged 6, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • John Landry, aged 3, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • John Landry, aged 39, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755 [2]
  • Jolour Landry, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
landry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Baptiste Landry, who settled in New Orleans La. in 1820
  • G Landry, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [2]

Canada landry migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

landry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Guillaume Landry, who arrived in Quebec in 1659 from Perche, on the southern borders of Normandy
  • Guillaume Landry, son of Mathurin and Damienne, who married Gabrielle Barré, daughter of Jacques and Judith, in Quebec on 14th October 1659 [3]
  • Antoine Landry, son of René and Marie, who married Marie Thibodeau, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Port-Royal, Acadia in 1681 [3]
  • Claude Landry, son of Guillaume and Gabrielle, who married Angélique Vérieul, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 17th August 1688 [3]
landry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Claude Landry, son of Claude and Catherine, who married Madeleine-Marguerite Doucet, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia on 8th February 1712 [3]
  • Charles Landry, son of Claude and Angélique, who married Marie-Madeleine Legrapt, daughter of Charles and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th November 1715 [3]
  • Louis-Hyacinthe Landry, son of Claude and Angélique, who married Geneviève Migneron, daughter of Jean and Marie-Françoise, in Ile-Dupas, Quebec on 9th February 1722 [3]
  • Pierre Landry, son of Claude and Marguerite, who married Cécile Robichaud, daughter of Alexandre and Marie-Anne, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 14th January 1726 [3]
  • Augustin Landry, son of Claude and Angélique, who married Angélique Guyon, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 25th November 1729 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand landry migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

landry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Landry, (b. 1860), aged 18, Cornish farm labourer departing on 11th October 1878 aboard the ship "Piako" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 5th March 1879 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name landry (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey Martin "Jeff" Landry (b. 1970), American former politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (2011-2013)
  • LaRon Louis Landry (b. 1984), American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts
  • Dawan Frank Landry (b. 1982), American football strong safety for the New York Jets
  • Gregory Paul "Greg" Landry (b. 1946), former American NFL football player and coach
  • Marcus Landry (b. 1985), American professional basketball player
  • Carl Christopher Landry (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • C. Kevin Landry (1944-2013), American financial executive, CEO of TA Associates (1989–2012), Chairman (2007–2012)
  • Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry (1924-2000), American football player and coach inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990; during his 29 year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys he won two Super Bowl titles, five NFC titles and 13 Divisional titles
  • Ali Landry (b. 1973), American model and actress best known as the 1996 Miss USA
  • Daniel Joseph "Dan" Landry (b. 1970), former American Olympic volleyball player
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Annie  Landry (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Mr. Michael  Landry (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
  • Master Clarence  Landry (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. James Joseph Landry Jr., American Baker Second Class from Massachusetts, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]


Suggested Readings for the name landry +

  • 862 The Book of Landry by Nora Lee Clouatre Pollard, Grandpa with a Stick by Norma Pontiff Evans.

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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