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.
Early Origins of the Lecroy family
Languedoc, where this eminent family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Lecroy family
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Early Notables of the Lecroy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lecroy family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lecroy (post 1700)
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