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Le febvre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Le febvre is derived from the Old French word "fevre", which meant "a blacksmith", therefore it was originally an occupational name for a smith or a metal worker. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, those derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, were the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Le febvre family


The surname Le febvre was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times.

Throughout the centuries, families of this surname or one of its spelling variations could be found in many regions of France, including Vaud, Genève, Bresse, Lyonnais, Savoie, Dauphiné, Guillaume, and Echallens. Pierre of the Favre family of Lyon was a Consul in Lyon in 1382 and of his descendants, five were Magistrates of Lyon during the 16th century.

In Savoie, Gaspard was the secretary to the Duke in 1470 and one of the Senators of Savoie, as well as the President of the Senate. Guillaume, of Echallens from the county of Vaud, became a burgess, or businessman, in 1508 and his son, François, was one of the founders of the "Independence of Geneva" in 1534. Distinctive among his descendants were State Consuls of Geneva, Officers of State, General Treasurers, and the Lords of Dardagny, Russin, Malval, Confignon, and Châteauvieux, amongst others.


Early History of the Le febvre family


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Le febvre Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefebvre, Lefebvres, Lefevres, Favre, Favres, Fevre, Febvre, Febvres, Favers, Lefabre, Lefabvres, Fabvres, Lefever and many more.

Early Notables of the Le febvre family (pre 1700)


Notable in the family name at this time was Antoine Favre (d. 1626), Professor at the University of Valence; Jean Le Fèvre (1652-1706), a French astronomer and physicist; Tanneguy Lefebvre (1615-1672), French classical scholar...
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Migration of the Le febvre family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Le febvre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Lefebvre, who landed in Canada in 1646-1647
  • Pierre LeFebvre, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Lefebvre, aged 24, who landed in Quebec in 1655
  • Pierre Lefebvre, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Guillaume Lefebvre, aged 25, who landed in Quebec in 1673
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Le febvre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Simon Lefebvre, who arrived in Quebec in 1722

Contemporary Notables of the name Le febvre (post 1700)


  • Jim Lefebvre (b. 1942), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Professor Arthur Henry Lefebvre (1923-2003), American pioneering engineer in the development of the jet engine, Professor Cranfield University and Purdue
  • Charles Lefebvre -Desnouettes, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Charles Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Simon Lefebvre, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Simon Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jacques Henri François Lefebvre de Ladonchamp, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Jacques Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Marie Xavier Joseph Lefebvre, Count de Dantzig, 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) Marie Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • François Joseph Lefebvre, Duke of Dantzig, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) François Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Tanneguy Lefebvre (1615-1672), French classical scholar
  • Georges Lefebvre (1874-1959), French historian
  • Henri Lefebvre (1901-1991), French prolific Marxist intellectual
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Le febvre family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Paul Georges Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 35, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Miss Mathilde Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 12, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Miss Jeannie Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 8, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Master Henri Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 5, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Miss Ida Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 3, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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Citations


  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Charles Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Simon Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Jacques Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Marie Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) François Lefebvre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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