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Leroux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Leroux family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Leroux surname derives from the Old French word "rous," meaning "red," or "red-haired;" and as such was a nickname for someone with red hair, or perhaps for a person with a ruddy or reddish complexion, or who dressed habitually in the color red.


Early Origins of the Leroux family


The surname Leroux was first found in Périgord, where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times. Another branch of the family held lands near Rouen in Normandy since 1165. Ralph le Roux was sent in 1119 by Henry I to the aid of Ralph de Guader and in 1120 was one of the nobles who died with Prince Henry in the Blanche. The English line descends from Turchil Rufus or Le Rous, who landed in England in 1066 and held lands in Norfolk. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
A later English branch was found at Imber in Wiltshire. "The church [of Imber] is an ancient structure, in the early and decorated English styles, with some relics of Norman detail, and contains two monuments with the recumbent effigies of Knights Templars of the family of Le Rouse, chamberlains to Henry II. and Edward III." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Leroux family


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Leroux Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Leroux, Lerout, Lerou, Leroulx, Leroud, Lerous, de Roux, Lerou, Laroux, La Roux, La Rou, La Rous and many more.

Early Notables of the Leroux family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leroux family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leroux Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacques LeRoux, who landed in New Jersey in 1678 [3]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)
  • Jacob Leroux who settled in Antigua in 1679
  • Abraham LeRoux, who landed in America in 1680 [3]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)
  • Abraham LeRoux, who arrived in New York in 1680 [3]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)
  • Pierre LeRoux who settled in New York with his wife and children in 1683
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Leroux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rene LeRoux, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [3]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)

Leroux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Leroux, aged 36, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • C. F. LeRoux who settled in New York in 1823
  • P. LeRoux who settled in New York in 1823
  • Joseph LeRoux, who landed in Mississippi in 1832 [3]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)
  • Mr. Leroux, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]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)
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Leroux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Martin Leroux, (b. 1591), aged 52, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 6th April 1643 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  • Jean Leroux, aged 1, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • François Leroux, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Marie Renaud, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Quebec on 25th October 1668 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Hubert Leroux, son of Hubert and Madeleine, married Marie-Anne Fannexeke, daughter of Christian and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th November 1673 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Leroux, son of François and Marie, married Anne Bouré, daughter of Gilles and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 18th May 1692 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Leroux Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Leroux, son of Hubert and Marie-Anne, married Louise Chaussé, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 13th February 1702 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Leroux, son of Louis and Marie, married Catherine-Madeleine Boivin, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 3rd February 1704 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Germain Leroux, son of Ignace and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Anne Pépin, daughter of Jean and Renée, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th February 1724 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis-Charles Leroux, son of Ignace and Marie-Anne, married Marie-Anne Fournier, daughter of Michel and Marie-Catherine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 3rd February 1728 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • René Leroux, son of Ignace and Marie-Anne, married Marie Dubaut, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Quebec on 12th September 1731 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Leroux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Leroux, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Leroux (post 1700)


  • Edward Guy "Buddy" Leroux (1930-2008), American businessman and a club owner in Major League Baseball
  • Howard M. Leroux (b. 1933), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1978 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Leroux, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hervé L Leroux (1957-2017), French fashion designer and founder of the Hervé Leger fashion house
  • Pierre Leroux (1942-2008), French mathematician
  • Xavier Henry Napoleón Leroux (1863-1919), French composer of operas
  • Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (1868-1927), French journalist and author of detective fiction best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera
  • François Le Roux (b. 1955), French leading baritone, considered the finest interpreter of Debussy's role of Pélleas in his time
  • Maurice Leroux (1923-1992), French composer and conductor
  • Marcel Leroux (1938-2008), French climatologist
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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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