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The French name laproulx was derived from the French name Preux, a nickname meaning "wise," "worthy," or "valiant."

laproulx Early Origins



The surname laproulx was first found in Brittany, where this eminent family was established in ancient times.

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laproulx Early History


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laproulx Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laproulx research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1574, 1693, 1725, 1766, 1817, 1655, 1706, 1754 and 1826 are included under the topic Early laproulx History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laproulx Spelling Variations


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laproulx Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Proulx, Leproulx, Proux, Leproux, Prou, Leprou, Preux, Lepreux, Proust, Leproust, Prousteau, Leprousteau, Prouet and many more.

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laproulx Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laproulx Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laproulx 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. 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. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name laproulx. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name laproulx were Jean Prou, who married Jacquette Fournier in Quebec in 1673; Jean-Baptiste Prou, who married Catherine Pinel in Quebec in 1676; Denis Prou, who married Marie-Anne Gagné in Cap-St-Ignace in 1699.

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