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The French name Le clerc comes from "le clerc," or "the clerk," and as such was an occupational name for a scribe or secretary.

Le clerc Early Origins



The surname Le clerc was first found in Limousin, where this renowned family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Le clerc Spelling Variations


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Le clerc 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 clerc include Leclair, Leclaire, Leclaires, Leclère, Leclere, Leclères, Lecleres, Leclert, Lecler, le Clair, le Claire, le Claires, le Clère, le Clere, le Clères, le Clert, le Cler, Clair, Claire, Claires, Clère, Clere, Clères, Clert and many more.

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Le clerc Early History


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Le clerc Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le clerc research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1791, 1793, 1587, 1633, 1622, 1691, 1637, 1714, 1657, 1736, 1711, 1697 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Le clerc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Le clerc Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le clerc Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family was Jean Leclerc (c.1587-1633), French painter and etcher, born into the service of Duke Charles III of Lorraine; Michel Le Clerc (1622-1691), a French lawyer and dramatist; Sébastien Leclerc (1637-1714), a French printmaker, draughtsman...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le clerc Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 clerc 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 clerc were

Le clerc Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean LeClerc, aged 27, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean LeClerc, aged 27, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jacques LeClerc, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Pierre LeClerc, who settled in Louisiana in 1757

Le clerc Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Leclerc, aged 46, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • Fortune Leclerc, who arrived in New York, NY in 1835
  • Mr. Leclerc, who settled in San Francisco in 1853

Le clerc Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Adrienne Leclerc, who landed in Canada in 1661

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le clerc (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Le clerc (post 1700)



  • Walter N. LeClerc, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Manchester, 1940
  • Marcia A. Leclerc, American Democrat politician, Mayor of East Hartford, Connecticut, 2011-12
  • Charles Victoire Emmanuel Leclerc, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Pierre Leclerc d'Ostein, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis Nicolas Marin Leclerc des Essarts, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Charles Hyacinthe Leclerc de Landremont, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Camille Charles Leclerc, Chevalier de Fresne was Governor General of Mauritius and Pondicherry in French Colonial Empire
  • Dominique Leclerc (b. 1944), French politician, member of the Senate of France
  • Charles Victor Emmanuel Leclerc (1772-1802), French general, who served under Napoleon Bonaparte in the Italian campaign
  • Major-General Pierre Edouard Leclerc (1893-1982), General Officer Commanding Combined Newfoundland & Canadian Military Forces Newfoundland (1943-1944)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Le clerc Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le clerc 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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