Levasseur History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Levasseur family

The surname Levasseur was first found in île-de-France where they held a family seat in the honour of Neuilly, d'Ouville and Sailly.

Although the family centered was around Paris and Ponthieu, by the 14th century they had acquired interests and estates in Touraine and Maine to the west, and Artois and Holland to the east. They achieved nobility as Marquis and distinguished themselves in the 16th and 17th century aristocracy. In Artois the family achieved the distinction of nobility as the Marquis d'Esquelbecque, seated at Guernonval. They were also seated in Bambecque in Artois. In this province they were the seigneurs de Valhoun in 1547.

In Touraine, they became the Marquis d'Ardinais seated at Cognée, and this branch also produced the Marquis de Thouars. In Maine and Brittany they became the Marquis de St. Vrain in February 1658. They also branched to Picardy. Notable was Emille Levasseur, a French Engineer, 1844-1897. Prominent in the French Revolution were Louis Levasseur, arrested in connection with Dillon plot, July 1793; René Levasseur who provided evidence for the arrest of Vincent and Ronsin.

Jean Levasseur, born in 1622, son of Noel and Geneviève (née Ganche), was a French sculptor that married Marguerite Richard, daughter of Nicolas and Jeanne (née Bonnet), in France on 23rd April 1645. They settled in Quebec along with their two sons in 1651. After arriving in Canada they had ten more children together. They remained in Quebec until Jean's death on 31st August 1686. Marguerite passed away at L'Ancienne-Lorette on 20th April 1708. [1]

Important Dates for the Levasseur family

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Levasseur Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lavasseur, LaVasseur, LeVasseur, de Vasseur, Vasseur, Levasort, Levaseux, Levasseur, Levassor, Levassort, Vavasour, Levazeux and many more.

Early Notables of the Levasseur family (pre 1700)

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Levasseur migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Levasseur Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Noel Levasseur, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [2]
  • Jacques Levasseur, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
Levasseur Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Madeleine Levasseur, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Montevilliers, in 1897
Levasseur Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victorine Levasseur, aged 34, who landed in America from Paris, in 1902
  • Louis Levasseur, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, in 1902
  • Edward Levasseur, aged 23, who settled in America from Wigan, England, in 1911
  • Henri Levasseur, aged 54, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • Vincent Levasseur, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1913
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Levasseur migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Levasseur Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Levasseur, son of Noel and Geneviève, married Marguerite Richard, daughte rof Nicolas and Jeanne, in Quebec on 23rd Apriol 1646 [3]
  • Jean Levasseur, who arrived in Quebec in 1651 from Normandy
  • Pierre Levasseur, who arrived in Quebec in 1655 from Ile-de-France
  • Pierre Levasseur, son of Noel and Geneviève, married Jeanne De Chanverlange, daughter of Antoine and Marthe, in Quebec on 23rd October 1655 [3]
  • Louis Levasseur, son of André and Louise, married Marguerite Bélanger, daughter of François and Marie, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 13th December 1666 [3]
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Levasseur Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Noel Levasseur, son of Noel and Marguerite, married Marie-Madeleine Turpin, daughter of Alexandre and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 3rd April 1701 [3]
  • Jean Levasseur, son of Pierre and Marie, married Barbe Chevalier, daughter of Joseph and Marthe, in Montreal, Quebec on 14th March 1713 [3]
  • Louis Levasseur, son of Laurent and Marie, married Geneviève Huard, daughter of Jean and Anne-Marie, in Lévis, Quebec on 19th November 1716 [3]
  • Noel-Pierre Levasseur, son of Pierre and Madeleine, married Marie-Françoise-Agnès De Lajoue, daughte rof François and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 7th January 1719 [3]
  • Pierre Levasseur, who arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France in 1719
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Levasseur Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • L. A. Levasseur, aged 42, who settled in Regaud, Canada, in 1909
  • Fernand Levasseur, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Levasseur (post 1700)

  • Joachim Joseph Levasseur de Neuilly, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Victor Levasseur, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Olivier Levasseur (1688-1730), French pirate, nicknamed La Buse or La Bouche (The Buzzard)
  • Robert Levasseur (1898-1974), French Olympic rugby union player
  • Count Victor Levasseur (1772-1809), French Général, Noble and Knight of the Legion of Honor
  • Nicolas Levasseur (1791-1871), French bass singer
  • Pierre Levasseur, French aircraft manufacturer of the early 20th century
  • Pierre Émile Levasseur (1828-1911), French economist
  • Andre Levasseur, French designer in Paris
  • Louis Levasseur (1671-1748), French-Canadian scrivener in Lower Canada

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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Joachim Levasseur. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Victor Levasseur. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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