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The prestigious surname Lessard comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Lessard 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.

Lessard Early Origins



The surname Lessard was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Lessard Spelling Variations


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Lessard Spelling Variations



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.

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Lessard Early History


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Lessard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lessard research. Another 395 words (28 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 Lessard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lessard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lessard Early Notables (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 Lessard 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lessard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Lessard, aged 38, who settled in America from London, England, in 1918
  • Joseph Lessard, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Philip Lessard, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Phillip Lessard, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1924

Lessard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Guillaume Lessard, who landed in Montreal in 1657

Lessard Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Henri Lessard, aged 39, who settled in Canada, in 1905
  • J.A. Lessard, aged 39, who emigrated to Retford Mine, Canada, in 1906
  • Joseph A. Lessard, aged 30, who emigrated to Paris, destined for Canada, in 1914
  • Francis Louis Lessard, aged 55, who settled in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lessard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lessard (post 1700)



  • Raymond William Lessard (1930-2016), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia from 1973 to 1995
  • John Lessard (1920-2003), American composer and music educator
  • Viola Lessard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1956
  • Peter R. Lessard, American politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1965-67
  • Catherine A. Lessard, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 59th District, 1974
  • Brady Lessard, American politician, Mayor of Sanford, Florida; Elected 2001
  • Alton A. Lessard, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1945; U.S. Attorney for Maine, 1947-53, 1961-65; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1956; Maine Democratic State Chair, 1958
  • Stefan Kahil Lessard (b. 1974), American musician, best known as the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band
  • André Lessard, French psychologist
  • Mario Lessard (b. 1954), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    11. ...

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