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Languedoc is the region of ancient France from which the name Lecroy was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Lecroy Early Origins



The surname Lecroy was first found in Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Lecroy Spelling Variations


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Lecroy 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 Lecroy include Lacroix, Lacrois, Lacroie, Lacroies, La Croix, Croix, Croixe, Crois, Croise, Cruce, Lacruce, La Cruce, La Croise and many more.

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Lecroy Early History


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Lecroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lecroy research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1568, 1645, 1661, 1717, 1764, 1783, 1817, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Lecroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lecroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lecroy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lecroy 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Lecroy has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lecroy were Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 28; who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36; who settled in Mississippi in 1820; Mr. or Mrs. Lacroix, aged 36.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lecroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lecroy (post 1700)



  • Matt LeCroy, American baseball player

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