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The prestigious French surname Lela is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Artois were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Franks who controlled most of France after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Lela Early Origins



The surname Lela was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.

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Lela Spelling Variations


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Lela Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lalaing, Lalain, Lallaing, Lallain, Lalaings, Lalains, Lallaings, Lallains, Lalainge, Lalaine, Lallainge, Lallaine, Lalainges, Lalaines, Lallainges, Lallaines, de Lalaing and many more.

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Lela Early History


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Lela Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lela research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1653, 1779 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Lela History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lela Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lela Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lela 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: Jean Lalanne settled in Louisiana in 1756; Paul Leling settled in Philadelphia in 1749; E. Lelling settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans reproche
Motto Translation: Without reproach.


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Lela Family Crest Products


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Lela Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Lela Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lela 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 14 October 2014 at 10:56.

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