The French name Lelance first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of Brittany
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Lelance family
The surname Lelance was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Lelance family
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Lelance Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Lelance, including Lalance, Lancelin, Lalancette, La Lance, Lalanchette and many more.
Early Notables of the Lelance family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Joseph Lalancette, who lived in Saint-Francis-du-Lac, Quebec in 1861; Louis Lalanchette worked in Bourgmarie in 1861; a widow Lalancette lived in Saint-François-du-Lac in 1861; Joseph Lalancette lived in Deguir in 1861; Jean Lalancette worked in Saint-François-du-Lac; Joseph... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lelance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lelance family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lelance 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 Lelance were many individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most arrived during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Henri Lalancette, who was married in Montreal in 1718.