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The history of the lavine family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to the regions known as Brittany and Normandy. The name lavine 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.

lavine Early Origins



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

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lavine Spelling Variations


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lavine Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name lavine 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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lavine Early History



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

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lavine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavine Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name lavine has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lavine were

lavine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Lavine, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731

lavine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Lavine settled in Philadelphia in 1854
  • Juan Lavine, aged 21, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859
  • Loeb Lavine, who landed in Mississippi in 1871

lavine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Lavine, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavine (post 1700)



  • Rachel Lavine, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Gary Lavine, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Charles D. Lavine, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 13th District; Elected 2008
  • Jacqueline Carol "Jackie" LaVine (b. 1929), American gold, silver and bronze medalist competitive swimmer
  • Michael Lavine (b. 1963), American portrait photographer in New York City
  • Charles D. "Chuck" Lavine (b. 1947), American representative in District 13 in the New York State Assembly
  • Pamela Yvonne Lavine (b. 1969), West Indies cricketer
  • Eric Lavine (b. 1971), Barbadian, West Indian footballer
  • Mark Lavine (1973-2001), Barbadian, West Indian cricketer

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The lavine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavine 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 February 2016 at 20:40.

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