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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.

Leveque Early Origins



The surname Leveque was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Leveque Spelling Variations


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Leveque Spelling Variations



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.

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Leveque Early History


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Leveque Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Leveque Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leveque Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leveque (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leveque (post 1700)



  • John Leveque, American two-time BAFTA Award winning and four-time Academy Award nominated sound editor, known for his work on L.A. Confidential (1997), The Fugitive (1993) and Batman Forever (1995)
  • William Judson LeVeque (1923-2007), American mathematician and administrator
  • Roger Lévêque (1920-2002), French professional road racing cyclist who was active from 1946 to 1953
  • Marie Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin (1902-1969), French novelist, poet and journalist
  • Christophe Lévêque (b. 1973), French professional "Mid/Current School" Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer
  • André Marcel Lévêque (1896-1930), French engineer from Beauvais, France, best known for his work on heat transfer
  • 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
  • Auguste Levêque (1866-1921), Belgian painter
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    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 19 January 2017 at 15:08.

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