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The surname Leduc is a ancient French name from Brittany. It was a name given to a person who was a person who put on the airs and graces of a Duke, or for a servant who worked in the household of a Duke.

Leduc Early Origins



The surname Leduc was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Blardais, Busnelaye and Rouvray.

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Leduc Spelling Variations


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Leduc 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 Leduc include Leduc, Laduc, le Duc, Le Du, Ledu, Le Duc, De Ducé and many more.

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Leduc Early History


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Leduc Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leduc research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1735, 1742, 1777, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Leduc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leduc Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leduc Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leduc 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Leduc were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Leduc were

Leduc Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Leduc settled in New Orleans in 1822
  • Joseph Leduc, aged 32, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Henry Leduc, who arrived in Mississippi in 1890
  • Mrs. Rose Leduc, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1892

Leduc Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Leduc, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1900
  • Josephine Leduc, aged 25, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1908
  • Simone Leduc, aged 3, who settled in America from Elary, France, in 1911
  • Edouard Leduc, aged 19, who settled in America from Rouvioy, France, in 1912
  • Andrea Leduc, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Havre, France, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leduc Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Leduc, who arrived in Montreal in 1644
  • Jean LeDuc, who landed in Montreal in 1650
  • Jean Leduc who arrived in Saint Omer, Quebec, from Perche on the southern border of Normandy in 1652
  • Antoine-Pierre Leduc arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1681
  • Joseph Leduc arrived in Quebec from Marche in 1687
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leduc Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Leduc, who landed in Canada in 1716
  • Jean Leduc arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1717
  • Jean Baptiste Leduc arrived in Quebec from Gascogne in 1736

Leduc Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • J.M. LeDuc, aged 32, who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1903
  • John F. R. Leduc, aged 34, who settled in Canada, in 1907
  • Paul Leduc, aged 23, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • William Leduc, aged 36, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Eugene LeDuc, aged 37, who emigrated to Ottawa, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leduc (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leduc (post 1700)



  • Noella Leduc (1933-2014), née Alverson, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League pitcher and outfielder who played from 1951 through 1954
  • Stephen P. LeDuc, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fourth Middlesex District; Elected 2002
  • Rene Leduc, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996
  • Mary E. LeDuc, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1977
  • Marc LeDuc, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936
  • Jon A. LeDuc, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 4th District, 1974
  • Jean Leduc (1922-1996), American actor
  • Alphonse Leduc (1804-1868), French teacher, composer, student and flute, guitar and bassoon virtuoso, founder of Éditions Alphonse Leduc company, a prominent French music publishing house in 1841
  • Lucien Leduc (1918-2004), French football midfielder and a manager
  • René Leduc (1898-1968), French engineer, known for his work on ramjets
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Leduc Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leduc 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 26 November 2016 at 12:40.

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