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Where did the French Lesperance family come from? What is the French Lesperance family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lesperance family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lesperance family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lesperance, Lespérance, L'Espérance, Lesperand, Lespérand, Lesperan, Lespéran, Lesperat, Lespérat, Lespereau, Lespéreau, Lesperot, Lespérot, Lesperaud, Lespéraud, Lesperault, Lespérault, Lesperut, Lespérut, Lesperandieu, Lespérandieu, Lesperon, Lespéron, Lesperonne, Lesperonnet, Esperance, Espérance, Espert, Esperand, Espérand, Esperan, Espéran, Esperandieu, Espérandieu, Esperon, Espéron, Esperonne, Esperonnet, Espery, Lesper, Lespery, Esperies and many more.

First found in Guyenne, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lesperance research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1809, 1811, 1829, 1864, and 1874 are included under the topic Early Lesperance History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lesperance Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lesperance Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • M. L'Espérance, who was living in Fort Louis de la Moblile in Louisiana in 1711
  • Joseph Lesperance, who arrived in New York in 1798

Lesperance Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean L'Esperance, who settled in Canada in 1757


  • Donald A. L'Esperance, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 45th District, 1957-60
  • David L'Esperance, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924
  • David L'Esperance Jr. (b. 1874), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1907-08
  • Jean Lesperance (b. 1965), Canadian professional hockey player
  • David Ovide L'Espérance (1864-1941), Canadian manufacturer and political figure in Quebec
  • Sylvie Lespérance (1954-2006), Canadian politician in Quebec
  • Pete Lesperance, Canadian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer


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  5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  11. ...

The Lesperance Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lesperance 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.

This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 11:05.

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