The prestigious French surname Lellaing 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
Early Origins of the Lellaing family
The surname Lellaing was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.
Early History of the Lellaing family
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Lellaing 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.
Early Notables of the Lellaing family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lellaing family to the New World and Oceana
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.
The Lellaing 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.