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Lefort Early Origins



The surname Lefort was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Lefort Spelling Variations


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Lefort Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Durfort, Durforte, Durfaurre, Deforte, Duforte, Desforte, Dufaute, Defaute, Durfort, Lefort, Dufortes, Desfortes, Fort, Forte and many more.

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Lefort Early History


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Lefort Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefort research. Another 991 words (71 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1154, 1224, 1259, 1305, 1363, 1451, 1452, 1563, 1630, 1744, 1762, 1781, 1487, 1474, 1655, 1699 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Lefort History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lefort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefort Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean de Durfort, Lord of Duras, Blanquefort and Villandrau, Mayor of Bordeaux in 1487, followed Charles VIII in the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples in 1474 and Louis...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lefort 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 or some of its variants were: John Fort settled in Maryland in 1685; Francis Fort settled in Virginia in 1736; Claude Fort settled in Louisiana in 1756; Lewis Emanuel Fort settled in Philadelphia in 1804.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefort (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefort (post 1700)



  • Frédéric Antoine Henri Lefort, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Frédéric Lefort. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Charles Auguste Philippe Lefort, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Charles Lefort. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Georges-Robert Lefort (1875-1954), French architect
  • Lieutenant-General Ferréol Lefort (1873-1956), French Attached to the Commission for Studies of Fortified Zones (1939-1940) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Ferréol Lefort. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lefort/Ferr%C3%A9ol-Fran%C3%A7ois-Gabriel/France.html
  • Claude Lefort (1924-2010), French philosopher and activist
  • Antoine Lefort (1879-1928), Luxembourg politician and diplomat
  • Cecily Margot Lefort (1900-1945), born Cecily Margot MacKenzie, British SOE agent during World War II, posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre, and was Mentioned in Dispatches
  • Franz Lefort (1655-1699), Russian military figure of Swiss origin, admiral (1695), and close associate of Peter the Great
  • François Jacob Lefort (1653-1699), Swiss diplomat

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Lefort Historic Events


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Lefort Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master John  LeFort (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlanti c. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Cecilia  LeFort (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Mary  LeFort (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Katie  LeFort (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Annie  LeFort (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Frédéric Lefort. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Charles Lefort. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Ferréol Lefort. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lefort/Ferr%C3%A9ol-Fran%C3%A7ois-Gabriel/France.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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