lavie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lavie family

The surname lavie was first found in Lorraine, where ancestors of the bearers of this family name have lived since ancient times. This eminent family held estates and manors in the honor of the seigneurie of Lavoie in the department of La Meuse in the canton of Triaucourt in the arrondissement of Bar-le-Duc. This region traversed the border of Belgium and Holland, and frequently the French settlers in that area were known as Walloons. Since the border moved back and forth through the early centuries, it is difficult to establish at any given time whether this was actually French territory or Belgium. There are also records of this family having moved into neighbouring Holland, where they acquired estates. They also branched into Brittany, Liege, and Maine. In Brittany they held a family seat at Penhoet. The family also branched to D'Iseron in Forez.

Early History of the lavie family

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lavie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lavoi, Lavoie, Lavoy, Lavoye, Lavois, Levoi, Levoie, Levoy, Levois, Levot, Lavot, Lavoix and many more.

Early Notables of the lavie family (pre 1700)

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lavie Ranking

In France, the name lavie is the 2,145th most popular surname with an estimated 2,962 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the lavie family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: René De La Voye, son of René and Isabelle Bélanger, born in Rouen, France (1628), who married Anne Godin in Québec city on the 19th April 1656.


Contemporary Notables of the name lavie (post 1700) +

  • Shlomi Lavie, Israeli-born American-based musician, best known as the drummer for Marcy Playground
  • Smadar Lavie, Mizrahi American -Israeli anthropologist, author, and activist
  • Aimé Lavie (b. 1984), French footballer who plays for Israeli Liga Leumit club Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C
  • Lisa Lavie, Canadian singer and songwriter originally from LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
  • Talya Lavie (1978-2014), Israeli filmmaker best known for her 2014 debut feature Zero Motivation
  • Oren Lavie (b. 1976), Israeli songwriter, author, theatre and video director
  • Raúl Lavié (b. 1937), nickname El Negro, an Argentine entertainer prominent in the Tango genre
  • Arik Lavie (1927-2004), Israeli pop-rock-folk singer and actor
  • Héctor Olivera Lavié, Argentine novelist


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/


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