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The name Levesque 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.

Early Origins of the Levesque family


The surname Levesque was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy. One of the first records of the family was Ralph and John Leveske who were listed there 1180-98 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae). [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

The root name Eveske, means "bishop." Interestingly, while few of the family migrated to England after the Norman Conquest, Henry Eveske was listed as living there the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.


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Early History of the Levesque family

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Early History of the Levesque family


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Levesque Spelling Variations

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Levesque Spelling Variations


Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Levesque some of which are Levesque, Lévesque, Levecke, Levek, Leveque, Lévèque, Lavesque, Levèque, Levesques, Levecque, Levecques, Lavecque, Levècque, Lévèque, Levéque and many more.

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Early Notables of the Levesque family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Levesque family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Levesque family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Levesque family to the New World and Oceana


In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Levesque 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 Levesque were

Levesque Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marie Levesque, who settled in Virginia in 1700

Levesque Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Paul Levesque, aged 14, settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Alexandre Levesque, aged 17, settled in New Orleans in 1820

Levesque Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Levesque, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Joseph Levesque, aged 32, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1919
  • Louise Levesque, aged 29, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1919
  • Odette Levesque, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1919
  • Jane Levesque, aged 59, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Levesque Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Robert Levesque (1645-1699), born in Normandy, son of Pierre and Marie Gaumont of Saint Sulpice, Rouen; he emigrated to New France as a master carpenter where he married Jeanne Le Chavalier on April 22, 1679 and together they raised six children, three sons married and carried on the name [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Oliver, Reginald, Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties, Everton Publishers, Logan Utah (1972)

Levesque Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Levesque (1725-?) French weaver and soldier in the Company of Raymond, son of Michel and Marie Crochet of Notre-Dame of Alencon, Normandy, married Marie-Madeline Gosselin on September 30th, 1748 at Quebec [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Oliver, Reginald, Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties, Everton Publishers, Logan Utah (1972)

Levesque Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Antoine Levesque, aged 18, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1915
  • Alphonse Levesque, aged 45, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levesque (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Levesque (post 1700)


  • Marylise Lévesque (b. 1983), Canadian bronze medalist judoka at the 2007 Pan American Games
  • Roger Levesque (b. 1981), American retired soccer player
  • Pascal Levesque, American Manufacturing Company Executive, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • Louis Maris Levesque, Count de Laferrière, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Louis Levesque. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Louis Marie Levesque de Laferrière, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Louis Levesque. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Georges-Henri Lévesque, French Roman Catholic Clergyman, Educator and Administrator, President Emeritus and Adviser, L'Université Nationale du Rwanda in Africa
  • Léonard Lévesque (1935-2017), Canadian politician who represented Kamouraska-Témiscouata in the National Assembly of Quebec from 1976 to 1985
  • René Levesque (1922-1987), Canadian founder and Leader of the Parti Québécois, 23rd Premier of Quebec (1976-1985)
  • Georges-Henri Lévesque CC, OQ (1903-2000), Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist
  • Jean-Louis Lévesque CM, OQ (1911-1994), Canadian entrepreneur, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Oliver, Reginald, Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties, Everton Publishers, Logan Utah (1972)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 9) Louis Levesque. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 25) Louis Levesque. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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