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The surname laurel was first found in Languedoc, in the south of France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Nimes and Toulouse and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurel, Lauer, Lorelle, Laure, Laurin, Laurot, Lorel and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laurel research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1790 is included under the topic Early laurel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early laurel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laurel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Alejandro Laurel, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1869

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The laurel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laurel 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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