The prestigious surname Lesart comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Lesart is of local
origin, and is therefore a type of hereditary surname. Local
surnames are derived either from an already existing place-name or from a local feature of the geography.
Early Origins of the Lesart family
The surname Lesart was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat
from ancient times.
In 1552, Antoine Sardo became the Deputy of Mons at Draguignan. Antoine Sarde was a clerk and deputy of Mons at Fayence and Tourettes in 1554 and at Barjols in 1574. Distinctive members of the family were Jean, Father Superior of Saint-Marcelin in 1614, and Antoine Sardi, Treasurer in 1620.
Throughout the centuries, this renowned family expanded, prospered and branched to various regions where they became prominent members of their respective communities. In Savoie for instance, Balthazard became the Chief Auditor in the Audit Office on October 19, 1622, and two noble members mentioned were, César on June 4, 1645 and Jean Antoine in 1665.
In recognition of their invaluable contributions in defending their country, several members of the family were granted titles, lands and letters patent certifying their nobility. Among those honored were the Lord Vincent Sarde of Candie in 1728 and the Count J. Sarde in 1731.
Early History of the Lesart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesart research.Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1406, 1552, 1554, 1574, 1614, 1620, 1622, 1645, 1665, 1728, and 1731 are included under the topic Early Lesart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lesart Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lessard, Lessart, Lessar, Lessarde, Lesart, Lesard, Lesser, Lesseir, Leser, Lezer, Lesarde, Lesar, Lezard, Lezzard, Lezart, Lezar, Lezarde, Lisart, Lizart, Sarde, Sardo and many more.
Early Notables of the Lesart family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Hubert Le Sueur (c.1580-1658), a French sculptor with the contemporaneous reputation of having trained in Giambologna's Florentine workshop; Balthazard Sarde, Chief Auditor in the Audit Office in 1622; Jean Le... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lesart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lesart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benedick Lesseir who settled in Philadelphia in 1739; Nicholas Lesser who settled in Philadelphia in 1739; Christian Lesser who settled in Texas in 1846.
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