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The noble surname Letendre is of French descent, and is nickname in origin as it is derived from a personal or physical characteristic of the original bearer. The name Letendre is derived from the French word "tendre" which means "delicate" or "tender." Thus, the original bearer of the Letendre surname was someone who had suffered from bad health and was not strong.

Letendre Early Origins



The surname Letendre was first found in the southern region of Provence, where the family held many lands and estates throughout the Middle Ages.

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Letendre Spelling Variations


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Letendre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Letendre, Le Tendre, LaTendre, Tendre and others.

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Letendre Early History


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Letendre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Letendre research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Letendre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Letendre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Letendre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Letendre 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 or some of its variants were: Pierrre Letendre who arrived in Sorel, Quebec in 1665; Thomas LeTendre who settled in Montreal in 1699; and Conrad Tendre who settled in New York City in 1846..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Letendre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Letendre (post 1700)



  • Jean Baptiste Pierre Letendre, French distinguished member of the French Church and an avid botanist
  • Pascale Letendre (b. 1980), Canadian curler from Ottawa
  • Rita Letendre, Canadian Abstract Expressionist Painter

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Letendre Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Letendre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Letendre 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 15 December 2015 at 12:06.

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