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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.

laurent Early Origins



The surname laurent was first found in Provence.

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laurent Spelling Variations


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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.

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laurent Early History


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laurent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laurent research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1282, 1355, 1387, 1391, 1559, 1625, 1728, 1771, and 1800 are included under the topic Early laurent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laurent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laurent Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early laurent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 settled in New York in 1775
  • Francois Laurent, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796
  • François Laurent settled in Philadelphia in 1796

laurent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Augustine Laurent settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Catherine Laurent, aged 60, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • Catharine Laurent, aged 60, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • M Laurent, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1852
  • Simon Laurent, who arrived in Indiana in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

laurent Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Laurent, aged 22, landed in Canada in 1643
  • Louis Laurent, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Laurent, aged 24, landed in Canada in 1657
  • Gille Laurent settled in Quebec in 1691
  • Pierre Laurent settled in Quebec in 1699

laurent Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François Laurent settled in Quebec in 1756

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Contemporary Notables of the name laurent (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laurent (post 1700)



  • Joseph S. Laurent, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928
  • Romeo St. Laurent, American politician, Mayor of Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1953
  • Randall St. Laurent (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • Benjamin St. Laurent, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928
  • Alfred St. Laurent, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 18th District, 1938
  • Lawrence Bell Laurent, American Journalist, Washington, DC
  • John Louis Laurent, American Artist, Maine
  • François Guillaume Barthélémy Laurent, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The laurent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laurent 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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