Lemire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lemire family

The surname Lemire was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

Early History of the Lemire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lemire research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1560 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Lemire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lemire Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lemire, Lemière, Lemierre, Mire, Miret, Mirey, Mireur, Mireux and many more.

Early Notables of the Lemire family (pre 1700)

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United States Lemire migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Louis LeMire, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Louis LeMire, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Gilles Lemire lived in New Orleans in 1726
Lemire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Lemire, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Adolphe Lemire, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1895
Lemire Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Madeleine Lemire, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Le Erblon, France, in 1908
  • Joseph Lemire, aged 23, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • George LeMire, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Marcel Lemire, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • Pauline Lemire, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lemire migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lemire Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Lemire (1625-1685), the son of Mathurin Lemire and Jeanne Bouvier, originally from Rouen in Normandy, progenitor of the family in Canada, he became Mayor of Quebec City
  • Jean Lemire, son of Mathurin and Jeanne, who married Louise Marsolet, daughter of Nicolas and Marie, in Quebec on 20th October 1653 [2]
  • Joseph Lemire, son of Jean and Louise, who married Anne Hédouin, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Quebec on 1st April 1685 [2]
  • Isaac Lemire, son of Nicolas and Jeanne, who married Hélène Damours, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Batiscan, Quebec on 5th June 1686 [2]
Lemire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Lemire, son of Jean and Louise, who married Élisabeth Bareau, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Montreal, Quebec on 30th July 1703 [2]
  • Michel Lemire, son of Isaac and Hélène, who married Élisabeth Lemerle, daughter of René and Anne-Antoinette, in Lorette, Quebec on 7th August 1713 [2]
  • Charles Lemire, son of Joseph and Jeanne, who married Élisabeth Choret, daughter of Robert and Jeanne, in Quebec on 23rd July 1719 [2]
  • Noel-Joseph Lemire, son of Joseph and Jeanne, who married Marie-Geneviève Parant, daughter of René and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 26th December 1726 [2]
  • Joseph Lemire, son of Jean-Fraçois and Françoise, who married Madeleine Gaudry, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Varennes, Quebec on 4th November 1727 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lemire (post 1700) +

  • William A. Lemire (1877-1931), American politician, Mayor of Escanaba, Michigan, 1912; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Delta County, 1917-18; Member of Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1919-22 ; Candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1924
  • Robert Eugene LeMire (1914-1985), American politician, Mayor of Escanaba, Michigan, 1948-50, 1952-55
  • Hugh J. Lemire, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1952, 1956
  • Eusebe P. Lemire, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Franklin 2nd Ward; Elected 1938
  • Clarence P. LeMire, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1927-28
  • Christy Lemire (b. 1972), the American film critic for The Associated Press
  • David Stephen Lemire, American school counselor, Nevada
  • Jules Auguste Lemire (1853-1928), French priest and social reformer
  • Jean-Baptiste Lemire (1867-1945), French composer
  • Laurent Pierre Alfred Lemire, French journalist from Paris
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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