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The surname Lefebvre 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.

Lefebvre Early Origins



The surname Lefebvre 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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Lefebvre Spelling Variations


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Lefebvre 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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Lefebvre Early History


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Lefebvre Early History



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

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Lefebvre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefebvre 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 Lefebvre 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:

Lefebvre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Lefebvre, who landed in Canada in 1646-1647
  • Pierre LeFebvre, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Pierre Lefebvre, aged 24, landed in Quebec in 1655
  • Pierre Lefebvre, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Guillaume Lefebvre, aged 25, landed in Quebec in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lefebvre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Simon Lefebvre, who arrived in Quebec in 1722

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefebvre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefebvre (post 1700)



  • Jim Lefebvre (b. 1942), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Professor Arthur Henry Lefebvre (1923-2003), American pioneering engineer in the development of the jet engine, Professor Cranfield University and Purdue
  • Charles Lefebvre -Desnouettes, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Simon Lefebvre, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jacques Henri François Lefebvre de Ladonchamp, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Marie Xavier Joseph Lefebvre, Count de Dantzig, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Joseph Lefebvre, Duke of Dantzig, French Marshall of the Empire during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Tanneguy Lefebvre (1615-1672), French classical scholar
  • Georges Lefebvre (1874-1959), French historian
  • Henri Lefebvre (1901-1991), French prolific Marxist intellectual
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lefebvre Historic Events


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Lefebvre Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Paul Georges Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 35, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Miss Mathilde Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 12, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Jeannie Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 8, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Master Henri Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 5, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Ida Franck-Marie-Joseph Lefebvre (d. 1912), aged 3, French Third Class passenger from Lievin who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lefebvre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefebvre 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.

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