laurens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname laurens comes from an old French given name Laurens (Laurentius in Latin). Versions of this given name were popular throughout Christian Europe due to a Saint, so named, who was martyred in Rome in the 3rd century A.D.

Early Origins of the laurens family

The surname laurens was first found in Provence.

Important Dates for the laurens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laurens research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1355, 1387, 1391, 1559, 1625, 1728, 1771, and 1800 are included under the topic Early laurens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

laurens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Laurent, Saint-Laurent, Lauren, Laurents, Lorent, Loren, Laurrent, Laurren, Laurrents, Lorrent, Lorren, Laurrens, Laurens, Laurrens, Saint-Laurrent, Saint-Lauren, Saint-Laurents, Saint-Laurrents, Saint-Laurren, Saint-Lorent, Saint-Loren, Saint-Lorens, Saint-Lorrent, Saint-Lorren and many more.

Early Notables of the laurens family (pre 1700)

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laurens migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laurens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Sytje Laurens, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1658 [1]
  • Maria Laurens, who arrived in New York in 1663 [1]
  • Thomas Laurens, who arrived in New York in 1664 [1]
  • Jan Laurens, who landed in New York in 1664 [1]
  • Tryntje Laurens, who arrived in New Jersey in 1668 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
laurens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Diderig Laurens, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Laurens, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
laurens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Simon Laurens, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805-1809 [1]
  • Etienne Laurens, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]

laurens migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

laurens Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Laurens, aged 21, who landed in Quebec in 1656

Contemporary Notables of the name laurens (post 1700)

  • Henry Laurens (1724-1792), American political leader and diplomat
  • John Laurens (1754-1782), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1779-80, 1782 [2]
  • Rose Laurens (1953-2018), born Rose Podwojny, a French singer-songwriter, best known for her 1982 hit "Africa"
  • Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921), French painter and sculptor
  • Henry Laurens (b. 1954), French historian, specializing in the Arab-Muslim world
  • Henri Laurens (1885-1954), French sculptor and illustrator
  • Guillemette Laurens (b. 1957), French opera singer
  • Daniel Laurens Barringer (1788-1832), American politician, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, 1825-1834
  • Maarten Laurens Wevers CNZM (b. 1952), New Zealand diplomat and public servant
  • Daniel Laurens Barringer (1788-1852), American politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1826-35; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1843-45; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1844 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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