Lesieur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lesieur family

The surname Lesieur was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family was established in earlier times.

Early History of the Lesieur family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesieur research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1336, 1372, 1389, 1432, 1762, 1829, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Lesieur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lesieur Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sirois, Sire, Lesire, Siret, Sirey, Siron, Sirot, Siraud, Siraut, Sirault, Sireau, Sireaux, Sirat, Syre, Syret, Syrey, Syron, Syrot and many more.

Early Notables of the Lesieur family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lesieur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Lesieur migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lesieur Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeane LeSieur, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lesieur (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Lesieur Desaulniers (1873-1954), Quebec merchant and politician who represented Champlain in the Canadian House of Commons (1817 to 1830)
  • François Lesieur Desaulniers (1785-1870), Quebec farmer and politician who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Saint-Maurice in 1836
  • Louis-Léon Lesieur Desaulniers (1823-1896), Quebec physician and politician who represented Saint-Maurice in the Canadian House of Commons (1867 to 1868) and (1879 to 1887)

The Lesieur 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: Spes et justitia
Motto Translation: Hope and Justice.

  1. ^ 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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