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Where did the French larue family come from? What is the French larue family crest and coat of arms? When did the larue family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the larue family history?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 color red.
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.
First found in Périgord, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our larue research. Another 601 words (43 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.
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early larue Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
larue Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
larue Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
larue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
larue Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
larue Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The larue Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The larue 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.
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