lanoux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the lanoux 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 lanoux family

The surname lanoux was first found in Brittany.

Early History of the lanoux family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanoux 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 lanoux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lanoux Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name lanoux, some of which include Lanouette, Lanoue, La Nouë, La Noue, Lanoux and others.

Early Notables of the lanoux 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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Migration of the lanoux family

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. 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, the Acadians 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 lanoux were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lanoux were 160 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them were Charles Lanoue, who lived in Port-Royal, Quebec in 1693.

Contemporary Notables of the name lanoux (post 1700) +

  • Victor Lanoux (1936-2017), French actor, known for his role as Ludovic in Cousin, Cousine
  • Armand Lanoux, French novelist who lives in Paris on Facebook
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