is the region of ancient France from which the name Lelande was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Landes in Normandy
. However, the name Lalonde is adapted from a word indicating a house beside the moor.
Early Origins of the Lelande family
The surname Lelande was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times in a village and seigneurie in Seine-Inférieure in the arrondisement of Rouen. They were later elevated to the baronage in Normandy, to Lords in Brittany
, Poitou and Quercy.
Early History of the Lelande family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lelande research.Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1657, 1665, 1726, 1732, 1792, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Lelande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lelande Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Lelande, some of which include Lalonde, Lalondes, La Londe, Lalande, La Lande, de Lalonde, des Lalondes, de Lalonde, de Lalande and many more.
Early Notables of the Lelande family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Richard Lalande, an Anglo- Breton
Knight who bravely fought at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; Saint Jean de Lalande (died October... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lelande Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lelande family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Lelande has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lelande were Jean Lalonde settled in Québec in 1665; Leonard Lalonde of Mauger settled in Québec in 1698 from Limousin; Etienne Lalonde settled in Qué.