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It is thought that Larose is a surname that was taken on from a nickname for a person with a rosy complexion.

Early Origins of the Larose family

The surname Larose was first found in Limousin, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Throughout the centuries, the family branched, prospered, and expanded to various provinces. Many members participated in the events of the times and were honored with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. As well, the Larose's formed several alliances with other noble families and in this way, titles and lands were exchanged according to the contracts. Distinctive members of this ancient family attended the Assembly of Notables at Bordeaux in 1789.

Blaise Larose, born in 1650, son of François and Marguerite (née Crevier), settled in New France in the 17th century. After his arrival in Quebec he married Hélène Cailly, born in 1656, daughter of Pierre and Marie (née Sosse), on 25th September 1673. [1]

Early History of the Larose family

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Larose Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Larose is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.

Early Notables of the Larose family (pre 1700)

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Larose World Ranking

In the United States, the name Larose is the 3,877th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Larose is ranked the 461st most popular surname with an estimated 10,387 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Larose is the 210th popular surname. [4] France ranks Larose as 3,292nd with 2,000 - 2,500 people. [5]

United States Larose migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive 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 immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Larose surname were

Larose Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Larose, aged 45, who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719
  • John Lewis LaRose, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [6]
Larose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Larose, aged 44, who landed in New York in 1812 [6]
  • Fco Larose, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [6]

Canada Larose migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Larose Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Larose, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1643
  • Paul Larose, who landed in Canada in 1687
Larose Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Larose, son of Noel and Marie, who married Marie Patenotre, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 29th July 1704 [7]
  • Pierre Larose, son of Louis and Marie-Françoise, who married Marie Béchard, daughter of Yves and Henriette, in Champlain, Quebec on 21st April 1727 [7]
  • Jean-Baptiste Larose, son of Jean-Baptiste and Félicité, who married Marie-Josephte Vermet, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Berthier, Quebec on 11th January 1751 [7]
  • François-Louis Larose, son of François-Louis and Marie-Anne, who married Angélique Lafond, daughter of Étienne and Marie-Josephte, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 11th August 1767 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Larose (post 1700) +

  • Chad Larose (b. 1982), American professional (NHL) ice hockey player
  • Albert Larose, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 12th District, 1974 [8]
  • Alan LaRose, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Attorney General, 1960; Prohibition Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1961 [8]
  • Bob LaRose (1946-2022), Canadian football player who played in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1970-1977)
  • Claude Larose (b. 1955), Canadianprofessional (NHL) hockey player
  • Jean Larose (b. 1948), Canadian writer who won a Governor General's award in 1987 from Quebec
  • Gérald Larose (b. 1945), Canadian union activist and professor in Quebec
  • Roger Larose, Canadian University Administrator, Pharmacist and Executive, Chairman of the Board, CIBA-Geigy (Canada) Ltd., Dorval, Quebec

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  3. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  4. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  6. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook