Lesage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lesage family

The surname Lesage was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat.

Early History of the Lesage family

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Lesage Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lesage, Lessage, Lestage, LeSage, Le Sage and others.

Early Notables of the Lesage family (pre 1700)

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Lesage World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lesage is the 14,260th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Lesage is ranked the 756th most popular surname. [2] And in France, the name Lesage is the 181st popular surname with an estimated 18,537 people with that name. [3]


United States Lesage migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lesage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Glande Lesage, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1718
Lesage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Henry LeSage, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Joseph Lesage, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1880
Lesage Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Amateur Lesage, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Edouard Lesage, aged 57, who immigrated to the United States from Melun, France, in 1907
  • Armand Lesage, aged 23, who landed in America from Roubaix, France, in 1908
  • Abel Lesage, aged 34, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Edouard Lesage, aged 42, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lesage migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lesage Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Lesage who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1685
  • Jean-Bernardin Lesage, son of Jean-Martin and Catherine, who married Barbe Sylvestre, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 9th January 1686 [4]
Lesage Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Lesage, son of Jean and Margeurite, who married Marie-Josephte De Gerlais, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 25th May 1709 [4]
  • Nicolas Lesage, son of Jean-Bernardin and Marie-Barbe, who married Marie-Françoise Paris, daughter of François and Marie, in Quebec on 12th February 1714 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Lesage, son of Jean and Marie-Barbe, who married Marie-Madeline Alard, daughter of Pierre and Madeleine, in L'Assomption, Quebec on 10th January 1726 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Lesage, son of Jean and Marie-Barbe, who married Jeanne De La Motte, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Quebec on 8th May 1730 [4]
  • Pierre Lesage, son of Jean and Marie-Josephte, who married Geneviève Trotier, daughter of Antoine and Anne, in Louiseville, Quebec on 26th April 1740 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lesage Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Bertha Lesage, aged 33, who immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1911
  • Bertha LeSage, aged 34, who settled in Longueul, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Lesage (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Carnahan "Joe" LeSage Jr. (1928-2015), American attorney and politician, Louisiana State Senator for Caddo Parish (1968-1972)
  • Albert Lesage, American Structural Engineer, Colchester, Vermont
  • Joseph LeSage, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Huntington, West Virginia, 1921-26 (acting, 1921) [5]
  • Odile Lesage (b. 1969), French heptathlete at the 1988 and 1991 World Junior Championships, French National High Jump Champion in 1990
  • Jean-Michel Lesage (b. 1977), French footballer from Bourg-la-Reine, France
  • François Lesage (1929-2011), French embroidery designer, heir to the embroidery atelier, Maison Lesage
  • Joseph-Edmond Lesage (1871-1941), Canadian physician and politician who represented Hochelaga in the Canadian House of Commons from 1917 to 1921
  • Zénon Lesage (1885-1956), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (MLA) for Montréal-Laurier (1935-1936)
  • Nathalie Lesage (b. 1993), Mauritian model, Miss Mauritius 2012
  • Émile Lesage (1904-1963), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Abitibi (1936-1939)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Lesage Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus spes sapientis
Motto Translation: God is the hope of the wise


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  3. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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