The origins of the Leleu name come from two distinct sources; in some instances, the name came from the animal "wolf," or "loup" in French, while other occurrences of this surname were no doubt derived from the Saint Loup of Troyes in the 5th century, who is said to have stopped Attila.
Early Origins of the Leleu family
The surname Leleu was first found in La Rochelle, a port city, and capital of the former Aunis province of France. Early recorded references to the name include Michel Le Loup who was landlord of Comptes in 1572, his son Yves Le Loup, who was a "conseiller" to the king in 1622, as well as Anne, the daughter of Claude and Francoise Le Loupe, who was christened at Gerbeviller in the department of Meurthe-Et-Moselle in July, 1619.
Early History of the Leleu family
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Leleu Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loupe, Loup, Louppe, Leloup, Loupes, Laloup, Loubert, Leleu and many more.
Early Notables of the Leleu family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leleu family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francois Loupe dit Rochelet, from La Rochelle, who is on record in Chambly, Quebec in 1733; Pierre Loubert of Vic-Fezensac, whose marriage to Euphrosine Landry is on record in Sainte-Foy, Quebec Jan 2.
Contemporary Notables of the name Leleu (post 1700)
- Philippe Leleu (b. 1958), French professional road bicycle racer
- Jules Leleu (1883-1961), French furniture designer
- Jean-François Leleu (1729-1807), French furniture-maker of the eighteenth century