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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.

Leroux Early Origins



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.

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Leroux Spelling Variations


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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.

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Leroux Early History


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Leroux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leroux research. Another 601 words (43 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1389, 1404, 1429, 1555, 1631, 1668, 1788, 1814, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Leroux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leroux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leroux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leroux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Jacob Leroux who settled in Antigua in 1679
  • Abraham LeRoux, who landed in America in 1680
  • Pierre LeRoux who settled in New York with his wife and children in 1683
  • Pierre LeRoux, who landed in New York, NY in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leroux Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rene LeRoux, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

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
  • Mr. Leroux, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leroux Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Martin Leroux, aged 52, arrived in Canada in 1643
  • Jean Leroux, aged 1, arrived in Montreal in 1659

Leroux Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W Leroux landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leroux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leroux (post 1700)



  • Howard M. Leroux (b. 1933), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1978
  • Daniel Leroux, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012
  • Edward Guy "Buddy" Leroux (1930-2008), American businessman and a club owner in Major League Baseball
  • 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
  • Jean H. Leroux (b. 1949), member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Leroux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leroux Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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