lavoy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lavoy family

The surname lavoy 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.

Important Dates for the lavoy family

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lavoy 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 lavoy family (pre 1700)

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lavoy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paul Lavoy, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Augustine Lavoy, who settled in New York State in 1775

Contemporary Notables of the name lavoy (post 1700)

  • Bill LaVoy, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 17th District; Elected 2012 [2]
  • Byron Lavoy Cockrell (1935-2007), American rocket scientist and engineer

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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