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The name lanphier is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the ancient Greek personal name Petros and the Biblical name Peter, meaning rock.

lanphier Early Origins



The surname lanphier was first found in Languedoc where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times.

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lanphier Spelling Variations


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lanphier 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 lanphier, some of which include Pierre, Pierres, De Pierre, De Pierres, Pyerre, Pyerres, De Pyerre, De Pyerres, Lapierre, Lapierres, La Pierre, La Pierres, La Pyerre, La Pyerres, Lanphere, Lanpher, Lanphier and many more.

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lanphier Early History


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lanphier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanphier research. Another 535 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1116, 1200, 1217, 1286, 1380, 1462, 1500, 1540, 1548, 1550, 1557, 1600, 1697, 1700, 1771, 1776, 1784, and 1788 are included under the topic Early lanphier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lanphier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lanphier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lanphier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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 lanphier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lanphier were Jean Pierre, aged 20, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Dominick Pierre, aged 28, who came to New Orleans in 1820; Noel Pierre, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821.

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Contemporary Notables of the name lanphier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lanphier (post 1700)



  • Fay Elinora Lanphier (1905-1959), American model, Miss California in 1924 and Miss America in 1925
  • Thomas George Lanphier Jr. (1915-1987), American colonel and fighter pilot during World War II, son of Thomas George Lanphier
  • Thomas George Lanphier Sr. (1890-1972), American major in the United States Army, Commanding Officer of Selfridge Field, Michigan (1924-1926)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Armé pour le roi
Motto Translation: Armed for the king


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The lanphier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lanphier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 January 2015 at 09:07.

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