Loisel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

The members of this distinguished family also branched into other regions of France, especially to Tourraine and to Poitou. In Normandy they settled in D'Oissel, a town in Seine-Inférieure, in the district of Rouen; in Burgundy they settled in the region of Nivernais; in Maine they settled in D'Oisseau, a town in the department of Mayenne, in the district of Mayenne, and in Savoie they settled in De Loiseux, in the district of Chambéry. In Berry the family was in possession of the seigniories of Bouchet in Isle, of Champ and of Villars. [1]

Early History of the Loisel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loisel research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1696, 1698, 1708, 1715, 1753, 1764, 1789, 1536, 1617 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Loisel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loisel Spelling Variations

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)

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


United States Loisel migration to the United States +

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

Canada Loisel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loisel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Loisel, who settled in Montreal in 1648
  • Louis Loisel, who landed in Montreal in 1648
  • Louis Loisel, son of Louis and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Charlot, daughter of François and Barbe, in Montreal, Quebec on 13th January 1648 [2]
  • Joseph Loisel, son of Louis and Marguerite, who married Jeanne Langlois, daughter of Honoré and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 7th April 1682 [2]
  • Louis Loisel, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Marie-Madeleine Martel, daughter of Honoré and Marguerite, in Quebec on 12th June 1696 [2]
Loisel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Loisel, son of Joseph and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Baudry, daughter of Toussaint and Barbe, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 17th February 1710 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Loisel, son of Joseph and Jeanne, who married Marie-Anne Baudry, daughter of Toussaint and Archambault, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 23rd January 1719 [2]
  • Jacques Loisel, son of Louis and Marie-Anne, who married Anne Paradis, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Quebec on 20th January 1727 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Loisel, son of Joseph and Marguerite, who married Dorothée Brouillet, daughter of Gilles and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 12th January 1739 [2]
  • Jean Loisel, son of Louis and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Louise Falardeau, daughter of Guillaume and Jeanne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 7th January 1743 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [3]
  • 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


  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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