The French name Lencelin first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of Brittany
. It is derived from when the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Lencelin family
The surname Lencelin was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Lencelin family
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Lencelin Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Lalance, Lancelin, Lalancette, La Lance, Lalanchette and many more.
Early Notables of the Lencelin family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Joseph Lalancette, who lived in Saint-Francis-du-Lac, Quebec in 1861; Louis Lalanchette worked in Bourgmarie in 1861; a widow Lalancette lived in Saint-François-du-Lac in 1861; Joseph Lalancette lived in Deguir in 1861; Jean Lalancette worked in Saint-François-du-Lac; Joseph... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lencelin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lencelin family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Lencelin has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lencelin were many individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most arrived during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Henri Lalancette, who was married in Montreal in 1718.