Leconte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leconte family

The surname Leconte was first found in Languedoc, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Leconte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leconte research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1343, 1450, 1300, 1530, 1535, 1580, 1582, 1584, 1694, 1600, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Leconte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leconte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Comte, Lecomte, Contes, Comtes, Conte, Leconte, Comites, Comitis and many more.

Early Notables of the Leconte family (pre 1700)

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Leconte migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leconte Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William LeConte, who arrived in America in 1685 [1]
  • Pierre LeConte, who landed in New Jersey in 1686 [1]
  • Guillaume LeConte, who landed in New York in 1689 [1]
  • Catherine Lauandier LeConte, who landed in New York, NY in 1693 [1]
  • Francois LeConte, who arrived in New York, NY in 1693 [1]

Leconte migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leconte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jehan LeConte, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Michel LeConte, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Mr. Louis Leconte, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 28th April 1668 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Leconte (post 1700)

  • Joseph Nisbet LeConte (1870-1950), American cartographer, photographer, professor of mechanical engineering, best known for his exploration of the Sierra Nevada
  • John LeConte (1818-1891), American scientist and academic, President of the University of California
  • Joseph LeConte (1823-1901), American physician, geologist, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, an early California conservationist, eponym of the LeConte Glacier and LeConte Bay, Alaska
  • John Lawrence LeConte (1825-1883), American entomologist responsible for naming approximately half of the insect taxa known in the United States at that time
  • Dorothy LeConte, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948 [3]
  • Jack Leconte (b. 1959), French former racing driver
  • Patrice Leconte (b. 1947), French film director, actor, comic strip writer, and screenwriter, known for his work on Monsieur Hire (1989), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000) and The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
  • Henri Leconte (b. 1963), former French professional tennis player who achieved World No. 6 (March 18, 1985)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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