Lejuen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lejuen is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a young or youthful person deriving from the Old French word jeune, which means young. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Lejuen family

The surname Lejuen was first found in Staffordshire where Richard le Jeune was listed at Litchfield in the 12th century. Later, Matilda Jun was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls for Cambridgeshire in 1279 and John le June was found on the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1301. [1]

Early History of the Lejuen family

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Lejuen Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled June, Jung, Junge, Jevene, Le Jevene, Le Juen and many more.

Early Notables of the Lejuen family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John June (fl. 1740-1770), English engraver, known principally as an engraver of portraits and book illustrations of little importance. "There are, however, in the print room at the British Museum several interesting engravings made by him from his own drawings. Some of these are executed...
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Migration of the Lejuen family

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Lejuen or a variant listed above: Peter June arrived in Virginia in 1698 and it is presumed that from this progenitor descended the 44 registered of the name in New York in the 19th century. Peter H. June also arrived and settled in Upper Canada in 1830..



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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