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Leveau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The proud French name Leveau was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name Leveau is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.

Early Origins of the Leveau family


The surname Leveau was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.

Early History of the Leveau family


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Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Leveau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leveau Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Leveau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.

Early Notables of the Leveau family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one...
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Migration of the Leveau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques LeVeau, who arrived in Canada in 1648

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