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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.

Le bel Early Origins



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. One of the earliest records 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.

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Le bel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Le bel Early History


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Le bel Early History



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.

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Le bel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le bel Early Notables (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...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le bel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Quebe c. 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 [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)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le bel (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • 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.)

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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. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. 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 Le bel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le bel 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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