Show ContentsLanteigne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. 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

Notable amongst this name at this time was

  • Onés Lanteigne lived in Montreal in 1891

United States Lanteigne migration to the United States +

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 on Facebook