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The surname Lebel 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 Lebel was originally derived from the Old French words la belle, which means beautiful.

Lebel Early Origins



The surname Lebel 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.

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Lebel Spelling Variations


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Lebel 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 Lebel include Lebel, LeBel, LaBelle, Belle, Bell, Labelle, Label, LaBell, LaBel, LeBelle, LeBaile, LaBaile, Lebaile and many more.

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Lebel Early History


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Lebel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebel research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1573, 1674, 1734 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Lebel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lebel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lebel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebel 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



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 Lebel 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 Lebel were

Lebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre LeBel, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

Lebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Euse Lebel, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1895

Lebel 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.)

Lebel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Lebel who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1657

Lebel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Lebel arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1724

Lebel 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 Lebel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebel (post 1700)



  • Toussaint LeBel, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward, 1938
  • Antoine Joseph Claude Le Bel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Achille Le Bel (1847-1930), French chemist
  • Robert Lebel, Canadian ice hockey administrator and former Mayor of Chambly, Quebec
  • Colonel Nicolas Lebel (1838-1891), French army officer, eponym of the Lebel rifle
  • Maurice Lebel (1909-2006), Canadian academic

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Lebel Historic Events


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Lebel Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Ludger Adelard  Lebel (1898-1917), Canadian Horseman aboard the SS Curaca from Hull, Quebec, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lebel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lebel 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 11 December 2015 at 08:56.

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