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Lerause History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is thought that Lerause is a surname that was taken on from a nickname for a person with a rosy complexion.

Early Origins of the Lerause family

The surname Lerause was first found in Limousin, where this illustrious family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Lerause family

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Lerause Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Lerause is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.

Early Notables of the Lerause family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lerause family to the New World and Oceana

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Lerause 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 Lerause were Philip Larose, aged 45; who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719.

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