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The name Letu has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in Brittany.

Early Origins of the Letu family

The surname Letu was first found in Attilly, or in Aisne, in the district of Marteville. 1

Early History of the Letu family

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Letu Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Latulipe, Latulippe and others.

Early Notables of the Letu family

Notable amongst this name at this time was many individuals in Canada, such as Louis Latulippe, who married in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec in 1831; Philippe Latulippe was a captain in Repentigny in 1851; Joseph Latulippe married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1859; Pierre Latulippe was a mason in Saint-François-De in 1871; Alexandre Latulippe was...
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Migration of the Letu family

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Letu 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 Letu were 100 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most came during the nineteenth century, but a few immigrated earlier, such as Augustin Latulippe, who married in Montreal in 1698.

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print on Facebook