From the historical and enchanting region of Artois emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Loisel family. Originally, people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Artois is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.
Early Origins of the Loisel family
The surname Loisel was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France.
Early History of the Loisel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loisel research.Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1536, 1607, 1617, 1696, 1698, 1708, 1715, 1753, 1764, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Loisel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Loisel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Loiselle, Loisel, Loiseau, Loiselet, Loiseleur, Loisellier, Loizeau, Loisé, Loizé, Loiset, Loisette, Loisy, Oiseau, Oisel, Oiselle, Oiseleur, Oiselier, Oisé, Oiset and many more.
Early Notables of the Loisel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Loisel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loisel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- M. Loisel and his wife, who were living in Illinois in 1732
Loisel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Louis Loisel, who settled in Montreal in 1648
- Louis Loisel, who landed in Montreal in 1648
Contemporary Notables of the name Loisel (post 1700)
- Colonel John Simon Loisel (1920-2010), American air ace, credited with 11 aerial victories, awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross (4) and the Air Medal (9)
- John S. Loisel, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 11 aerial victories
- Victor Loisel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1912, 1924 (alternate); Member of Republican National Committee from Louisiana, 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Régis Loisel (b. 1951), French comics writer and artist
- Élisabeth Loisel (b. 1963), French former football player and manager, member of the France National Team (1980-1989)
- Hubert Loisel (b. 1912), Austrian fencer who competed at the 1936, 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics
- Georg Loisel (b. 1957), Austrian fencer at the 1984 Summer Olympics, son of Hubert Loisel