Lemar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lemar family

The surname Lemar was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Throughout the centuries this ancient family expanded, developed, and grew in size and influence. Due to his great wealth, one of the descendants, Ramond de la Marca, was the primary owner of the possessions of the family. He owned lands that spread from the West Coast up to the river of Ariège and was a most respected person in his community as he contributed prominently to the region's affairs, either political or cultural.

In 1703 Jean Lamarque was the Counsellor at the Tribunal of Appeal in Palmiers. Following the strong tradition of his father, Jean-Samson Lamarque of Saint-Paulet became a famous Lawyer in Parliament in the 18th century. The family held to its beliefs through the years and, being very rich, noble Jean Victor Lamarque became the dominant owner of the fortune and the lands of St-Paulet, of Griffe and of St-Antoine in the 19th century.

Early History of the Lemar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lemar research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1600, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Lemar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lemar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lamarque, Lamarqua, Marque, Lamarca, de Marca, de la Marque, Marques, Lamarc and many more.

Early Notables of the Lemar family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lemar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lemar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Leonard Lemar, aged 30, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lemar (post 1700) +

  • Marien Lemar, American politician, U.S. Consul in Funchal, 1803-06
  • Brigadier-General Clarence Lemar Burpee (1894-1956), American Assistant Chief of Transportation Military Railways Division European Theater of Operations (1944-1945) [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Clarence Burpee. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burpee/Clarence_Lemar/USA.html


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