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The surname Lefevre 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.

Lefevre Early Origins



The surname Lefevre 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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Lefevre Spelling Variations


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Lefevre 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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Lefevre Early History


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Lefevre Early History



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

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Lefevre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefevre 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 Lefevre 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:

Lefevre Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andries LeFevre, who arrived in New York in 1665
  • Hypolite Lefevre, who arrived in New Jersey in 1674
  • Hippolite Lefevre, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • Hypolite Lefevre, who arrived in America in 1676
  • Isaac Lefevre, who arrived in New Jersey in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lefevre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ester Lefevre, who arrived in Virginia in 1707
  • Isaac Lefevre, who arrived in Virginia in 1707
  • Isaac LeFevre, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1712
  • John LeFevre, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1778

Lefevre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lefioit Lefevre, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • M Lefevre, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • O M Lefevre, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • Gilbert LeFevre, who landed in America in 1891

Lefevre Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel LeFevre, who landed in Canada in 1835

Lefevre Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Gorman Lefevre arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Simlah" in 1849
  • Charles Lefevre, English Convict from Lincolnshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefevre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefevre (post 1700)



  • Robert LeFevre, American educational administrator and writer, founder and former President, Rampart College, Santa Ana, California
  • Frank Jacob Le Fevre (1874-1941), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York, son of Jacob Le Fevre
  • Mylon Lefevre (b. 1944), American Christian music singer
  • Alfred Modesto Lefevre (1898-1982), American infielder in Major League Baseball
  • Ted LeFevre (b. 1964), American theatrical set designer
  • Edwin Lefèvre (1871-1943), American journalist, writer, and statesman
  • Adam LeFevre (b. 1950), American character actor, poet and playwright
  • Robert LeFevre (1911-1986), American libertarian businessman, radio personality, and primary theorist of autarchism
  • Wandrille Lefevre (b. 1988), Professional French footballer
  • Edouard Lefèvre (1839-1894), French entomologist
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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