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From the beautiful region of Burgundy (Bourgogne), in France, comes the distinguished surname Lero. Lero is a topographic surname, a type of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Lero is derived from the Old French word roche, meaning rock, and indicates that the original bearer was distinguished by residence near a prominent rock.

Early Origins of the Lero family


The surname Lero was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this ancient family was recognized as one of the original families of the region. Saint Roch or Rocco (c. 1295-1327) was a Catholic saint, a confessor. He is a patron saint of dogs, falsely accused people and bachelors. He may have been born c. 1348 and died c. 1376.

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Early History of the Lero family

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Early History of the Lero family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lero research.
Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1663, 1318, 1658, 1724, 1470, 1530, 1644, 1710, 1797, 1856, 1668 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Lero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lero Spelling Variations

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Lero Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Roche, Delaroche, Deroche, Desroches, Desrochers, Laroche, La Roche and many more.

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Early Notables of the Lero family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Lero family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Estienne de La Roche (1470-1530), a French mathematician; Anne de La Roche-Guilhem (1644-1710), a French writer; and Hippolyte de la Roche, also know as Paul, (1797-1856), a...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Lero family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Lero family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Lero, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Lero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giuseppe Lero, aged 35, originally from Scafati, Salerno, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Napoli, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D2-R4W : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Lero, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Antonetta Lero, aged 8, originally from Scafati, Salerno, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Napoli, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D2-R4H : 6 December 2014), Antonetta Lero, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anton Lero, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Martha Washington" from South American Ports [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GJ-5W1 : 6 December 2014), Anton Lero, 03 Aug 1921; citing departure port South American Ports, arrival port New York, ship name Martha Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lero (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lero (post 1700)


  • Thélus Léro (1909-1996), Martinique communist politician who was elected to the French Senate in 1946

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  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D2-R4W : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Lero, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D2-R4H : 6 December 2014), Antonetta Lero, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GJ-5W1 : 6 December 2014), Anton Lero, 03 Aug 1921; citing departure port South American Ports, arrival port New York, ship name Martha Washington, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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