Letourneur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Letourneur family

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

The members of the family also branched into other regions of France, and there they established alliances with other distinguished families of the day. The branch Le Tourneur formed an important alliance with the Pernes family of Burgundy. Several members of this eminent family distinguished themselves by means of contributions to the society and to their respective communities.

Louis François Letourneur (1751-1817), a French politician, who was an officer before the Revolution, was also a member of the Legislative Assembly in 1791 and of the Convention in 1792, a member of the Committee for Public Safety and of the Military Committee, the director of the Counsel of Seniors (1795-97), a prefect (1800) and a counselor for the Treasury (1810).

David Letourneau, born in 1639, son of David and Sebastienne (née Guery), travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Chapelain, born in 1646, daughter of Louis and Françoise (née De Chaux), at Château-Richer on 6th June 1664. They remained together in Quebec until Françoise passed away on 13th May 1729. [1]

Important Dates for the Letourneur family

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Letourneur Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Letourneur family (pre 1700)

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Letourneur migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Letourneur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre LeTourneur, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [2]
  • Pierre LeTourneur, who arrived, at the age of 35 in Louisiana in 1719
  • Pierre LeTourneur, who settled in Louisiana between 1718 and 1724

Contemporary Notables of the name Letourneur (post 1700)

  • François-Joseph Alexandre Letourneur, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) François-Joseph Letourneur. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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