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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
  • Charles Auguste Philippe Lefort, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Mrs. Cecilia  LeFort (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Mary  LeFort (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Katie  LeFort (1896-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Annie  LeFort (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Lefort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefort 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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