larue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished larue family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The larue surname derives from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red," or "red-haired;" and as such was a nickname for someone with red hair, or perhaps for a person with a ruddy or reddish complexion, or who dressed habitually in the colour red.

Early Origins of the larue family

The surname larue was first found in Périgord, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times. Another branch of the family held lands near Rouen in Normandy since 1165. Ralph le Roux was sent in 1119 by Henry I to the aid of Ralph de Guader and in 1120 was one of the nobles who died with Prince Henry in the Blanche. The English line descends from Turchil Rufus or Le Rous, who landed in England in 1066 and held lands in Norfolk. [1]

A later English branch was found at Imber in Wiltshire. "The church [of Imber] is an ancient structure, in the early and decorated English styles, with some relics of Norman detail, and contains two monuments with the recumbent effigies of Knights Templars of the family of Le Rouse, chamberlains to Henry II and Edward III." [2]

Important Dates for the larue family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larue research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1389, 1404, 1429, 1555, 1631, 1668, 1788, 1814, and 1829 are included under the topic Early larue History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

larue Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leroux, Lerout, Lerou, Leroulx, Leroud, Lerous, de Roux, Lerou, Laroux, La Roux, La Rou, La Rous and many more.

Early Notables of the larue family (pre 1700)

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larue migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

larue Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jacques LaRue, who landed in New Jersey in 1678 [3]
  • Abraham LaRue, who arrived in New York in 1680 [3]
larue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Lewis Larue, who arrived in New York in 1798 [3]
  • Henry Larue, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1799 [3]
larue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Blanche Larue, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Frank Larue, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • James LaRue, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Margaret LaRue, aged 10, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Achille Larue, aged 59, who settled in America from Laigle, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

larue migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

larue Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Larue, who landed in Canada in 1632-1760
  • Pierre Larue, son of Robert and Cécile, married Jeanne Godin, daughter of Laurent and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 30th November 1661 [4]
  • Guillaume Larue, son of Guillaume and Marie, married Marie Pépin, daughter of Guillaume and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 3rd October 1663 [4]
  • François Larue, son of Jacques and Anne, married Anne De Quain, daughter of Florimond and Henriette, in Quebec on 28th October 1669 [4]
  • Étienne Larue, son of Guillaume and Marie, married Madeleine Juin, daughter of Pierre-Beau and Marie-Jeanne, in Batiscan, Quebec on 4th February 1697 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
larue Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Étienne Larue, son of Étienne and Madeleine, married Marie-Jeanne Deguire, daughter of Jean and Marie-Catherine, in Saint-Ours, Quebec on 5th February 1727 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Larue, son of Pierre and Grace, married Thérèse Malidor, daughter of Sébastien and Louise, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th June 1752 [4]
larue Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Louis LaRue, aged 30, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Luc Larue, aged 35, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1912
  • Julee Louis Larue, aged 35, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name larue (post 1700)

  • Omer La Rue, American politician, First Selectman of Putnam, Connecticut, 1888 [5]
  • Jack La Rue (1902-1984), born Gaspere Biondolillo, an American film and stage actor
  • J. Frank La Rue, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1904-05 [5]
  • Franklin La Rue, American politician, Supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1858-59 [5]
  • Donald La Rue, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1978 [5]
  • Amer La Rue, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1906 [5]
  • Jim LaRue (1925-2015), American football player and coach
  • Charles Wickham LaRue (1922-2006), American trombonist and jazz arranger
  • Dennis LaRue (b. 1959), American National Hockey League referee
  • Custer LaRue, American soprano vocalist
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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