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Early Origins of the Ledumas family

The surname Ledumas was first found in Languedoc where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Le Mas in the arrondissement of d'Auriol where they were located several centuries before their official registry in 1487.

Some of the family branched to Marveille, Cultures, Souster, and Brugayrolles, in that same south-western province and to Limousin, and Ronnais, where they held a family seat at l'Isle. One branch was elevated to the nobility in Pays d'Aunis on the west coast of France, as the Comtes Dumas. This branch moved to île-de France. They also branched to Lorraine and Maine.

Pierre Dumas, born in 1669, son of Pierre and Isabelle, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Verreau, daughter of Barthelemi and Marthe, at Château-Richer on 16th February 1699. They remained together in Quebec until Marie's death on 25th February 1703. [1]

Early History of the Ledumas family

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Ledumas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dumas, Dumais, Dumay, Dumat, Le Dumas, Dumets and others.

Early Notables of the Ledumas family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Jeanne Dumée (died 1706), a French astronomer and author. Pierre Benoît Dumas (1668-1745) was the French Governor General for Pondichéry and Réunion. Predecessor of La Bourdonnais on the Isles and Dupleix in the Indies, Dumas hailed from Southern France. There is still a street in Pondicherry named after him. Charles William Frédéric Dumas (1721-1796) was a man of letters living in the Dutch Republic who served as an American diplomat during the American Revolution. Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, known as Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806), was a French general in Revolutionary France. Along with Toussaint...
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Migration of the Ledumas family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Dumas arrived in Quebec in 1699 from Angoumois on the west coast of France, near Bordeaux; Pierre Dumais arrived in Quebec from Auvergne in 1745.

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook