Lechamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The majestic region of Picardy in France was the place of origin of the prestigious surname Lechamp. Lechamp is a topographic surname, which is a form of hereditary surname, and was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. The surname Lechamp is derived from the Old French word "champ," which means field, and literally means "of the fields."
Early Origins of the Lechamp family
The surname Lechamp was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family was first established, and expanded to become one of the more notable names in the region.
The name was also seen in the town of Poitou, located in west-central France, by two aldermans in 1412 and 1422. 
The French name originally came to Canada with Jean-Baptiste, born in 1646, son of Jean, Lord of Sandes. 
Early History of the Lechamp family
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Early Notables of the Lechamp family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this period was Samuel de Champlain, born in Saintonge in 1567, who was sent to the New World by King Henry IV, discovered Canada, then known as "la Nouvelle-France", and founded Quebec City in 1608; Eustache Deschamps (1340-1406), medieval French poet, received lessons in versification from Guillaume de Machaut and later studied law at Orleans University, traveled through Europe as a diplomatic messenger for Charles V, His estate was pillaged by the English, in consequence of which he continuously abuses them in his many poems, wrote as many as 1,175 ballades, and he is sometimes...
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Migration of the Lechamp family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Issac Broussard DesChamps, who settled in New York in 1668; Philippe Deschamps, 45; who settled in Louisiana in 1719 with his wife Claudine; Deschamps, 40.
- ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.