Laurent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Laurent 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 Laurent family

The surname Laurent was first found in Provence.

Early History of the Laurent family

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Laurent 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 Laurent family (pre 1700)

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Laurent Ranking

In the United States, the name Laurent is the 5,739th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Laurent is ranked the 12nd most popular surname with an estimated 75,307 people with that name. [2]


United States Laurent migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Laurent Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sir Francis Laurent, aged 40, settled in Grenada in 1774
  • Joseph Laurent, who settled in New York in 1775
  • François Laurent, who settled in Philadelphia in 1796
Laurent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Augustine Laurent, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Catherine Laurent, aged 60, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820 [3]
  • M Laurent, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852 [3]
  • Simon Laurent, who arrived in Indiana in 1854 [3]
  • Augustus Laurent, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
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Canada Laurent migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Laurent Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Laurent, (b. 1621), aged 22, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 6th April 1643 [4]
  • Louis Laurent, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Mr. Jean Laurent, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 11th April 1656 [4]
  • Mr. Pierre Laurent, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Antoine Grignon, Pierre Gaigneur, and Jacques Massé, arriving on 14th March 1657 [4]
  • Pierre Laurent, aged 24, who landed in Canada in 1657
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Laurent Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Laurent, son of Pierre and Marie-Anne, who married Catherine Tessier, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 7th September 1700 [5]
  • Jean-Baptiste Laurent, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Antoinete Bouré, daughter of Gilles and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 9th February 1711 [5]
  • François Laurent, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Rochereau, daughter of Vivien and Marie, in Champlain, Quebec on 7th January 1717 [5]
  • Jacques-Julien Laurent, son of Gilles and Anne, who married Catherine Patry, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 9th April 1720 [5]
  • Jean Laurent, son of Philippe and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Éthier, daughter of François and Francoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 23rd September 1726 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Laurent (post 1700) +

  • Lawrence Bell Laurent, American Journalist, Washington, DC
  • John Louis Laurent, American Artist, Maine
  • Romeo St. Laurent, American politician, Mayor of Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1953 [6]
  • Randall St. Laurent (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004 [6]
  • Benjamin St. Laurent, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928 [6]
  • Alfred St. Laurent, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 18th District, 1938 [6]
  • Joseph S. Laurent, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928 [7]
  • François Guillaume Barthélémy Laurent, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [8]
  • Henri Laurent, French Olympian who won a bronze for fencing at the 1900 games
  • Brigadier-General Edmond Laurent (1884-1971), French Commanding Officer during World War II [9]
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  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. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 30) Fran├žois Laurent. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Edmond Laurent. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Laurent/Edmond-Joseph-Louis-Jules/France.html


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