The long and noble heritage behind the name of Lepaige first began in medieval France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Lepaige family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Lepaige was an occupational name for a young servant to a nobleman. Such a position was known by the Old French word "page" and was the first stage in a young man's training for knighthood.
Early Origins of the Lepaige family
The surname Lepaige was first found in Ile-de-France, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Lepaige family
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Lepaige Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lepage, Lepages, Leppage, Leppages, Lespages, Lesppages, Lapage, Lappage, Dupage, Despages, De Lapage and many more.
Early Notables of the Lepaige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lepaige family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: F. LePage aged 21; settled in Charleston in 1820; Alexander Claude Angelique LePage settled in Philadelphia in 1819; Fredrick Lepage was a shipping agent of St. John's Newfoundland in 1829.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lepaige (post 1700)
- Jean-François Lepaige, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Jean-François Lepaige. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html