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The surname Lefever 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.

Lefever Early Origins



The surname Lefever 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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Lefever Spelling Variations


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Lefever 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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Lefever Early History


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Lefever Early History



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

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Lefever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefever 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 Lefever 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:

Lefever Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hippolite Lefever, who landed in New Jersey in 1674-1675

Lefever Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Joseph Lefever, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1791

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefever (post 1700)



  • Jacob Le Fever (1830-1905), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1893-1897)
  • Ernest Warren Lefever (1919-2009), American political theorist and foreign affairs expert
  • Lee LeFever (b. 1973), American two-time Webby nominated video producer, author and co-founder of Common Craft, an instructional video company
  • Daniel Myron Lefever (1835-1906), American gun maker and founder of the Lefever Arms Company, active 1883 to 1916, he patented the first automatic hammerless shotgun in 1883
  • Joseph Lefever (1760-1826), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1811-1813)
  • Kenneth Ernest Lefever CB (1915-2006), British civil servant, Commissioner of Customs and Excise (1972-1975)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lefever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefever 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 21 December 2015 at 14:31.

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