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From the historical and enchanting region of Bourgoigne emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lebas family. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Lebas is a nickname type of surname for a short person. The surname Lebas is derived from the Old English words "bas" and "basse", which mean low, short; these words ultimately stem from the Latin word "bassus" which means "thickset".

Lebas Early Origins



The surname Lebas was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Lebas Spelling Variations


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Lebas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Baissey, Baissy, Baisseys, Baissie, Baysee, Bassey, Bassye, Baysey, Baysay, Baysie, Baycy, Baycey, Baissies, Bayssey, Bayssie, Bayssies, Beissey, Beissie, Beissies, Baicey, Baicie, Baicies, Baycey, Baycie, Baycies, Beicey, Beicie, Beicies, de Baissey and many more.

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Lebas Early History


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Lebas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebas research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1258, 1294, 1300, 1400, 1501, 1573, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Lebas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lebas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lebas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lebas 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Bassye, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Sarah Baysee settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebas (post 1700)



  • Louis-Hippolyte Lebas (1782-1867), French architect, best known for his work on the Parisian church Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Alain Lebas (b. 1953), French two-time silver (Olympic and World Championship) and bronze medalist sprint canoer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive ut post vivas
Motto Translation: So live that you may live herafter


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Lebas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lebas 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2015 at 13:54.

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