Lefournie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Lefournie has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Lefournie family
The surname Lefournie was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Lefournie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefournie research. Another 470 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1317, 1342, 1452, 1533, 1624, 1578, 1650, 1652, 1709, 1820, 1830, 1575, 1630 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Lefournie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lefournie Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Lefournie include Fornier, Forniest, Forniez, Forniée, Fournier, Fournié, de Fournier, Fourney, de Fornier, Forner and many more.
Early Notables of the Lefournie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lefournie family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Lefournie has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lefournie were Martin Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1748; William Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Lewis Forner settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Honoré.
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