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Le bel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Le bel was first used as a surname by the people of ancient French region of Gascogne. It was a name for a person distinguished by great physical beauty. Interestingly, the name Le bel was originally derived from the Old French words la belle, which means beautiful.

Early Origins of the Le bel family


The surname Le bel was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of De Labels, a village in the Basses-Pyrénées in the arrondisement of de Mauléon.

The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae also lists Le Bel in Normandy in 1189. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
One of the earliest notables of the family was Jean Le Bel (c. 1290-1370), a Flemish chronicle and soldier. He was one of the first chroniclers to write in French instead of Latin. As a soldier, he joined with Jean, Count de Beaumont on his travels to England and Scotland in 1327.


Early History of the Le bel family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le bel research.
Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1573, 1674, 1734, 1703, 1696 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Le bel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Le bel Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Le bel include Lebel, LeBel, LaBelle, Belle, Bell, Labelle, Label, LaBell, LaBel, LeBelle, LeBaile, LaBaile, Lebaile and many more.

Early Notables of the Le bel family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Firmin Lebel (d. 1573), French composer and choir director; Alexis-Simon Belle (1674-1734), French painter, member of well known family of painters...
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Migration of the Le bel family to the New World and Oceana


Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Le bel has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Le bel were

Le bel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre LeBel, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [2]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)

Le bel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Euse Lebel, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1895

Le bel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leon Lebel, aged 49, who landed in America from Dreux, France, in 1907
  • Alfred Lebel, aged 35, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Alexandrine Lebel, aged 54, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Julia Lebel, aged 3, who emigrated to America from Marboly Minos, France, in 1909
  • Georg Lebel, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Le bel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Lebel who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1657

Le bel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Lebel, who arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1724

Le bel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Godfroid Lebel, aged 50, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1911
  • Georgie LeBel, aged 59, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1913

Contemporary Notables of the name Le bel (post 1700)


  • Hardy LeBel Jr. (b. 1967), American video game designer
  • Toussaint LeBel, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward, 1938 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean-Jacques Lebel (b. 1936), French artist, poet, poetry publisher and political activist
  • Joseph Achille Le Bel (1847-1930), French chemist, best known for his work in stereochemistry
  • Antoine Joseph Claude Le Bel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Antoine Le Bel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Louis LeBel (b. 1939), Canadian jurist, Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (2000-2014)
  • Ghislain Lebel (b. 1946), Quebec politician and notary
  • Denis Lebel PC, MP (b. 1954), Canadian politician, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party (2015-), Member of the Canadian Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean (2015-), Mayor of Roberval (2000-2007)
  • Robert Lebel (1905-1999), Canadian ice hockey administrator and Mayor of Chambly, Quebec
  • Maurice Lebel (1909-2006), Canadian academic, President of the Royal Society of Canada (1963–1964)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Le bel family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Ludger Adelard  Lebel (1898-1917), Canadian Horseman aboard the SS Curaca from Hull, Quebec, Canada who died in the explosion [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Antoine Le Bel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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