The French name langelier has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with the region known as
, for it was derived from when the langelier family lived in Brittany.
The surname langelier was first found in Brittany.
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Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name langelier, including Langelier, Langellier, Langeolier, Langeleir and others.
Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas Langelier, recorded at his death in Dinan in 1595, who was a prelate. Brought up on the seat of Saint-Brieuc, in 1565 he preached sermons to the king. He was involved with the government, but his administration was full of troubles. Having been loyal to the League, Langelier became one of the most active councilors of the duke of Mercoeur. Opposing him, however... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early langelier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.