It is thought that Lereause is a surname that was taken on from a nickname
for a person with a rosy complexion.
Early Origins of the Lereause family
The surname Lereause was first found in Limousin
, where this illustrious family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Lereause family
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Lereause Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Lereause some of which are Larose, Laroses, Larause, La Rose, La Rause, Rosse, De Rose, De Rosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Lereause family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lereause family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Lereause were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Lereause were Philip Larose, aged 45; who settled in Louisiana with his wife, Claudine, in 1719.