larabee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the larabee family

The surname larabee was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times, and were important members of the aristocracy.

About the 14th century they branched south into Languedoc on the south coast of France and also to the north-east on the border with Belgium where they held a family seat in the province of Liège. They also branched to Dombes on the Rhône in the south-east of France. They flourished on their estates until the French Revolution in 1789 when many aristocrats lost their lands. La Ramée and the Phantom is a French fairy tale collected by Achille Millien and Paul Delarue.

Jean-Baptiste Laramee, born in 1730, came to New France in the 18th century. After arriving in Canada he married Marguerite Sylvain on 14th March 1759. They settled together in Quebec until Jean-Baptiste's death on 26th October 1786. [1]

Important Dates for the larabee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larabee research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1515 and 1572 are included under the topic Early larabee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

larabee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laramée, Laramee, Laramey, Laramy, Ramée, Ramee and many more.

Early Notables of the larabee family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larabee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the larabee family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Laramée arrived in Quebec in 1675 from Poitou; William Ramey settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1866.

Contemporary Notables of the name larabee (post 1700)

  • J. James Larabee (1885-1954), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Queen's, Prince Edward Island in 1935

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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