The origins of the Leloup 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 Leloup family
The surname Leloup 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 Leloup family
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Leloup Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loupe, Loup, Louppe, Leloup, Loupes, Laloup, Loubert, Leleu and many more.
Early Notables of the Leloup family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leloup family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leloup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Leloup, who was naturalized in Louisiana between the years 1836 and 1841
Leloup Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Catherine Leloup, an orphan, who arrived in Quebec in 1668
Contemporary Notables of the name Leloup (post 1700)
- Jean Leloup, Quebec rock musician