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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lefranc family. Originally, the people of this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to be "fixed" or hereditary. One of the types of names adopted as surnames, were habitational names; those derived from place names. The Lefranc surname was likely first used by someone who held lands belonging to the French king, or perhaps for someone from the Île de France. A habitational name was often used for someone who had moved away from the place after which they were named. This name was sometimes used by soldiers in the feudal period. In French Canada, it was used as secondary "dit" name.

Lefranc Early Origins



The surname Lefranc was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this celebrated family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Lefranc Spelling Variations


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Lefranc Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lafrance, Lafrence, Lafrense, Lafrensse, Lafronce, Lafransse, Lafranse, Lafronse, Lafronsse, France, Francès, Frence, Frenche, Lefrance, Lefranche, Le France, La Franse, French, Frances, Lafrence, Lafrench and many more.

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Lefranc Early History


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Lefranc Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lefranc research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1291, 1297, 1300, 1354, 1357, 1363, 1378, 1400, 1500, 1570, 1596, 1640, 1651, and 1721 are included under the topic Early Lefranc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lefranc Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lefranc Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lefranc 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:

Lefranc Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean LeFranc, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefranc (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lefranc (post 1700)



  • Jacques Lefranc, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Lefranc Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lefranc 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 8 April 2015 at 10:49.

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