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Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Letellier is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Normandy.

Letellier Early Origins



The surname Letellier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at St. Victor and Hauterocque as members of the aristocracy of that region. The name was derived from the word "telier," and denoted a tradesman of a linen weaver. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Letellier Spelling Variations


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Letellier Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Letellier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Tellier, Telier, Telliere, Teliere, Le Tellier, Le Teliere, Le Telliere, Le Telier, Letellier, Letelier, Letelliere and many more.

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Letellier Early History


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Letellier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Letellier research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1844, 1845, 1603, 1685, 1677, 1641, 1691, 1695, 1771, 1614, 1702, 1603, 1685, 1642, 1710, 1675, 1718, 1641 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Letellier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Letellier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Letellier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Michel le Tellier (1603-1685), French statesman, Chancellor of France (1677) and Secretary of State for War; François Michel Le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (1641-1691), French politician, Secretary of State for War; Louis Charles César Le Tellier (1695-1771) known as the Duke of Estrées...

Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Letellier 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Letellier has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Letellier were

Letellier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Letellier, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Gaston Letellier, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Marie Letellier, aged 27, who landed in America from Paris, in 1898
  • Blanche Letellier, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1898

Letellier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Letellier, aged 42, who settled in America from Montreal, in 1905
  • Emanuel Letellier, aged 26, who landed in America from Paris, in 1907
  • Louise Letellier, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Reims, France, in 1907
  • Arthur Letellier, aged 54, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1916
  • Blanche Letellier, aged 36, who landed in America from Dijon, France, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Letellier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Etienne Letellier (1661) arrived in Quebec from Normandy

Letellier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Letellier arrived in Quebec in 1726 from Ile-de-France
  • Francois Letellier, who landed in Canada in 1740
  • Nicolas Letellier arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1758

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Contemporary Notables of the name Letellier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Letellier (post 1700)



  • George Letellier (b. 1957), American jazz pianist and composer
  • Henri Letellier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Letellier (b. 1968), French proponent of free /open source software
  • Captain Jean-Marie Letellier (1767-1830), French Navy officer
  • Hervé Le Tellier (b. 1957), French writer and linguist
  • Joseph-Étienne Letellier (1880-1939), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Blaise-Ferdinand Letellier (1862-1930), Canadian lawyer, politician, and judge

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Letellier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Letellier 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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