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The name Leroy has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. It was a Bretonname for a person who acted the role of the king in local festivals, or who habitually put on regal airs. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Fench word rei, meaning king.

Leroy Early Origins



The surname Leroy was first found in Brittany, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Leroy Spelling Variations


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Leroy Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Leroy is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Roys, Roy, Roais, Roays, Roaiz, Roi, Rois, Le Roy, La Roy, Les Roys, Des Roys and many more.

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Leroy Early History


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Leroy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leroy research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1253, 1261, 1357, 1457, 1503, 1684, 1785, and 1832 are included under the topic Early Leroy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leroy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leroy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leroy 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



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia 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. 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 Leroy were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Leroy were

Leroy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh LeRoy, aged 19, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Etpnoy LeRoy, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • Augustyn LeRoy, aged 11, landed in New York in 1682

Leroy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Leroy, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • John Leroy, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Pierre LeRoy, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Victor LeRoy, aged 19, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean LeRoy, aged 21, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicolas Charles Leroy, who arrived in America in 1828
  • P LeRoy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Francois Leroy, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • M Leroy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Emile Leroy, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leroy Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Leroy, who landed in Montreal in 1644
  • Jacques LeRoy, who landed in Canada in 1647
  • Simon LeRoy, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jean Leroy, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Francoise Bouet LeRoy, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leroy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Jacques LeRoy, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Adam LeRoy, who arrived in Canada in 1754
  • Mr. R. P. R. LeRoy U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leroy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leroy (post 1700)



  • Robert LeRoy (1885-1946), American sliver Olympic medalist for tennis at the 1904 games
  • Herman LeRoy, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1796-97
  • Harvey C. LeRoy, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 6th District, 1974
  • Edward Webster LeRoy, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Marinette County 1st District; Elected 1902
  • Edison LeRoy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 38th District, 1966
  • Demosthenes C. LeRoy, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1851
  • David H. Leroy, American Republican politician, Idaho State Attorney General, 1979-83; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1983-87; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988
  • Daniel LeRoy, American politician, U.S. Consul in Rome, 1856-58
  • Daniel LeRoy (1775-1858), American politician, U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1826-34; Member Michigan Territorial Council from Oakland County, 1830-31; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1836; Michigan State Attorney General, 1836-37
  • James Leroy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Leroy Historic Events


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Leroy Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Berthe Leroy, aged 27, American First Class passenger from Minneapolis, Minnesota who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 2

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Leroy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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The Leroy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leroy 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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