The French name Lelancette first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Brittany.
The surname Lelancette was first found in Brittany.
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One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Lelancette include Lalance, Lancelin, Lalancette, La Lance, Lalanchette and many more.
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 Lelancette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Lelancette surname 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.