The surname Lefabre is derived from the Old French word "fevre," which meant "a blacksmith;" as such, it was originally an occupational
name for a smith, or metal worker. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, those derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, were the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Lefabre family
The surname Lefabre was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where this noble family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Lefabre family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefabre research.Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1382, 1470, 1508, 1534, 1600, 1585, 1650, 1574, 1525, 1600, 1552, 1569, 1700, 1626, 1652, 1706, 1615, 1672, 1667 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Lefabre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lefabre Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lefebvre, Lefebvres, Lefevres, Favre, Favres, Fevre, Febvre, Febvres, Favers, Lefabre, Lefabvres, Fabvres, Lefever and many more.
Early Notables of the Lefabre family (pre 1700)
Notable in the family name at this time was Antoine Favre (d. 1626), Professor at the University of Valence; Jean Le Fèvre (1652-1706), a French astronomer and physicist; Tanneguy Lefebvre (1615-1672), French classical scholar... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefabre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lefabre family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Lefebvre, aged 28, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719; Clair Lefebre, aged 28, who came to New Orleans in 1821; Antoine Lefebre, aged 27, who settled in New Orleans in 1823.