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The surname Lefebre 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.

Lefebre Early Origins



The surname Lefebre 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.

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Lefebre Spelling Variations


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Lefebre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefebvre, Lefebvres, Lefevres, Favre, Favres, Fevre, Febvre, Febvres, Favers, Lefabre, Lefabvres, Fabvres, Lefever and many more.

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Lefebre Early History


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Lefebre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefebre 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 Lefebre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lefebre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefebre Early Notables (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 Lefebre 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lefebre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ester Lefebre, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Jean Lefebre, aged 49, landed in Louisiana in 1719

Lefebre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eduardo Lefebre, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1843

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lefebre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefebre 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 17 October 2013 at 15:43.

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