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.
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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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..