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

The name Leveque belongs to the early history of France, in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency in Normandy.


Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Leveque, including Levesque, Lévesque, Levecke, Levek, Leveque, Lévèque, Lavesque, Levèque, Levesques, Levecque, Levecques, Lavecque, Levècque, Lévèque, Levéque and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from very ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leveque research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1807, 1809, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Leveque History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Leveque Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Leveque has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Leveque were

Leveque Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Leveque settled in Louisiana in 1756


  • William Judson LeVeque (1923-2007), American mathematician and administrator
  • Roger Lévêque (1920-2002), professional French road racing cyclist
  • Christophe Lévêque (b. 1973), French professional Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer
  • Dorian Lévêque (b. 1989), French footballer
  • Major-General Albert-Gustave Leveque (1881-1953),
  • Charles Lévêque (b. 1913), French soldier awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII
  • Guy Scott Leveque (1972-2005), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player


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The Leveque Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leveque 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 24 August 2012 at 09:58.

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