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The French name laplante first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived in Normandy at the Seigneury De Planques, from which their name is derived.


The surname laplante was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the honor of the seigneurie of De Planques in the region of Pas de Calais in the arrondissement of Montreuil sur Mer.

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 laplante, some of which include Plant, Plante, Le Plant, Le Plante, Planque, Planquette, LaPlante, Laplante, Leplante, Planté, Duplante, Duplantie, Duplantis and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laplante research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1712, 1834, and 1889 are included under the topic Early laplante History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laplante Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Laplante, aged 38, landed in Canada in 1643

  • Mike LaPlante (b. 1966), American college basketball coach who coached Jacksonville State University for eight seasons
  • Joseph Normand Laplante (b. 1965), federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • John LaPlante (1953-2007), United States political columnist, news bureau director, and college professor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Debbie LaPlante (b. 1953), American gold and silver medalist hurdler
  • Darryl Laplante (b. 1977), retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre
  • André Laplante OC (b. 1949), Canadian Juno Award winning and two-time Felix Award winning pianist
  • Lynda La Plante (b. 1946), British screenwriter and actress

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    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. 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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The laplante Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The laplante 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 1 May 2016 at 17:45.

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