The French name lanteigne has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with the region known as Brittany
, for it was derived from when the lanteigne family lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the lanteigne family
The surname lanteigne was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the lanteigne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lanteigne research.Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1861, 1863, 1871, and 1891 are included under the topic Early lanteigne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lanteigne Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name lanteigne, including Lanteigne, Lantagne, Lantagnac and others.
Early Notables of the lanteigne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Antoine Lantagne, who worked in Saint-Michel, Quebec in 1861; François Lantagne worked in the same town in 1861; Charles Lantagne also worked in Saint-Michel in 1861; Joseph... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lanteigne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lanteigne family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name lanteigne has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lanteigne were
lanteigne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Catherine Lanteigne married in Caraquet in 1789
Contemporary Notables of the name lanteigne (post 1700)
- FM Lanteigne, Canadian poet, known for the book of compiled works: "Lyre d'Acadie"
- Raymond Lanteigne, Canadian who has worked for the province of Alberta in the Historical Resources Division