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Lefortes Early Origins



The surname Lefortes 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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Lefortes Spelling Variations


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Lefortes 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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Lefortes Early History


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Lefortes Early History



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

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Lefortes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefortes 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 Lefortes 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Lefortes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefortes 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 August 2013 at 10:49.

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