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The history of the lavigne family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to the regions known as Brittany and Normandy. The name lavigne is derived from the Old French word "vigne," meaning "vine," and as such it is likely that the first bearers of this name owned or worked on a vineyard.

lavigne Early Origins



The surname lavigne was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneury of Haute Morays.

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lavigne Spelling Variations


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lavigne Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name lavigne is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lavigne, Levine, Levin, Levigne, Levigny, Laveine, Lavignes, Lavene, Des Vignes, deVigne, Devignes, Devigne, De lavigne and many more.

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lavigne Early History


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lavigne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavigne research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lavigne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavigne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavigne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name lavigne were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lavigne were

lavigne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Lavigne, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1686
  • Etienne Lavigne, who landed in Rhode Island in 1686 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

lavigne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Lavigne, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jean Baptiste and Joseph Lavigne, who arrived in New Orleans in 1820
  • Alphonse Lavigne, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

lavigne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Urbain LaVigne, who arrived in Montreal in 1648

lavigne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Guillaume Lavigne, who arrived in Quebec from Guyenne 1708
  • Joseph Lavigne, who arrived in Quebec from Guyenne in 1739
  • Rene Lavigne, who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1750
  • Pierre Lavigne who settled in Quebec in 1757 from Bourbonnais

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavigne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavigne (post 1700)



  • Thomas Lavigne, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 2004
  • Romeo J. Lavigne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1960
  • Philip Scott Lavigne, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 32nd District, 2010
  • Joseph Lavigne, American politician, Representative from New York 28th District, 1904
  • Francis E. Lavigne, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1956
  • Francis C. Lavigne, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Marc Trevor Tessier Lavigne (b. 1960), Canadian-American neuroscientist
  • Steve Lavigne (b. 1962), American comic book illustrator
  • George Henry "Kid" Lavigne (1869-1928), American boxer
  • Bernard Lavigne (b. 1959), French judge
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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)

Other References

  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The lavigne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavigne 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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