Lenoir History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lenoir family

The surname Lenoir was first found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol at Mintiereand several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Lenoir family

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Lenoir Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Néret, Néred, Néred, Nerad and many more.

Early Notables of the Lenoir family (pre 1700)

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Lenoir migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lenoir Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andre Lenoir, aged 37, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
Lenoir Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G B Lenoir, aged 34, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
Lenoir Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth M. Le Noir, aged 27, who settled in Philadelphia, PA, in 1913
  • Julia V. Le Noir, aged 22, who settled in Providence, New Jersey in 1918
  • Siegfried B. Le Noir, aged 34, who landed in America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1922
  • Johanna Le Noir, aged 33, who landed in America from Amsterdam, Holland, in 1922

Lenoir migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lenoir Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • François Lenoir, son of Rolland and Claudine, married Madeleine Charbonnier, daughter of Pierre and Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 2nd January 1673 [2]
  • Vincent Lenoir, son of Bertrand and Jeanne, married Marie-Charlotte Bloys, daughter of Julien and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 25th November 1686 [2]
Lenoir Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Vincent Lenoir, son of Bertrand and Jeanne, married Marie Galipeau, daughter of Gilles and Jacqueline, in Montreal, Quebec on 2th November 1703 [2]
  • Gabriel Lenoir, son of François and Madeleine, married Marie-Josephte De Launay, daughter of Charles and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 15th April 1714 [2]
  • Joseph Lenoir, son of Vincent and Marie-Charlotte, married Marie Millet, daughter of Jacques and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 19th March 1719 [2]
  • Jean-Louis Lenoir, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marguerite, married Cécile Marquet, daughter of Louis and Michelle, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 24th November 1725 [2]
  • Antoine Lenoir, son of Vincent and Marie, married Margeurite Langevin, daughter of Michel and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 6th February 1736 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lenoir (post 1700)

  • William "Billy" Lenoir (1942-2007), American tennis player, inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Hall of Fame
  • William Lenoir (1751-1839), American Revolutionary War officer and statesman in North Carolina, eponym of the USS Lenoir (AKA-74)
  • J. B. Lenoir (1929-1967), African-American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • William B. Lenoir PH.D. (1939-2010), former NASA astronaut with over 122 hours in space [3]
  • William Ballard Lenoir (1775-1852), American politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1815-17 [4]
  • Isaac Thomas Lenoir (1807-1875), American politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1843-45; Member of Tennessee State Senate, 1845-47 [4]
  • Michel Étienne François Lenoir de La Cochetière, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Auguste Nicolas Lenoir, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Louis-Charles Lenoir, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [7]
  • Jean Lenoir (1891-1976), born Jean Bernard Daniel Neuberger, a French composer and author
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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.
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) William Lenoir. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Michel Lenoir. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Auguste Lenoir. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 27) Louis-Charles Lenoir. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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