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.
Early Origins of the Lefranc family
The surname Lefranc was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this celebrated family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Lefranc family
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Lefranc 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.
Early Notables of the Lefranc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lefranc family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Lefranc (post 1700)
- Jacques Lefranc, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Jacques Lefranc. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html