The surname Le feuvre is derived from the Old French word "fevre," which meant "a blacksmith;" as such, it was originally an occupational
name for a smith, or 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 feuvre family
The surname Le feuvre 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.
Early History of the Le feuvre family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le feuvre research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1470, 1508, 1534, 1600, 1585, 1650, 1574, 1525, 1600, 1552, 1569, 1700, 1626, 1652, 1706, 1615, 1672, 1667 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Le feuvre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Le feuvre 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 feuvre 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... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le feuvre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Le feuvre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Le feuvre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William F. Lefeuvre, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863