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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Letourneau, Létourneau, Lestourneau, Letourneux, Letourneur, Letournel, Letourne, Étourneau, Étournel, Étournaud, Estourneau, Estournel, Tourneuille, Tournel, Tournelle, Tournelot and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this ancient family was established in earlier times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Letourneau research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1800, 1810, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Letourneau History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Letourneau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Letourneau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Math. Letourneau, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Henri Letourneau, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Havre, in 1897

Letourneau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abbi Letourneau, aged 35, who landed in America from Nantes, in 1904
  • Louis Letourneau, aged 23, who landed in America from Vinsenteers, France, in 1908
  • Arthur Letourneau, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Blanche Letourneau, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from St Denis, France, in 1922
  • Gilbert J. Letourneau, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1922

Letourneau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Severin Letourneau, aged 49, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1920


  • Duane John Letourneau, American biochemist and an educator, Idaho
  • Robert Gilmour LeTourneau (1888-1969), American inventor of earthmoving machinery who held over 300 patents, founder of LeTourneau University, in Longview, Texas and LeTourneau Technologies
  • Fanny Létourneau (1979-1999), Canadian gold medalist synchronized swimmer at the 1999 Pan American Games
  • Alain Letourneau, Canadian Senior Founding Associate, Pepi and Letourneau, barristers and solicitors, Montreal
  • Michel Létourneau (b. 1949), Canadian politician in Quebec
  • Omer Létourneau (1891-1983), Québécois pianist, organist, composer and orchestra conductor
  • François Letourneau (1969-1996), Canadian slalom canoer at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Louis A. Letourneau (1868-1952), Canadian former hockey owner of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team


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The Letourneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Letourneau 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 16 November 2014 at 10:53.

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