Show ContentsLanouette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Lanouette name begins in the Middle Ages in the northern coastal region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family resided in Brittany.

Early Origins of the Lanouette family

The surname Lanouette was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the Lanouette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lanouette research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1569, 1578, 1617, 1669, 1740, 1793, 1812, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Lanouette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lanouette Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Lanouette some of which are Lanouette, Lanoue, La Nouë, La Noue, Lanoux and others.

Early Notables of the Lanouette family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Jeanne de Lanoue, the founder of the 'Order of Hospitaller Sisters of the Providence', who was born in Saumur in 1669. René-Joseph de Lanoue, born around 1740 in Brittany and executed in Paris in...
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Canada Lanouette migration to Canada +

In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Lanouette were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lanouette were

Lanouette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joachim Lanouette, married in Beauceville, Quebec in 1750
  • Marie-Joseph Lanouette married in Beauceville, Quebec in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Lanouette (post 1700) +

  • Guy Lanouette, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Denise Lanouette, Canadian who works for the National Film Board of Canada

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Henry John Lanouette, American Coxswain from Connecticut, 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 [1]


  1. ^ 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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