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Early Origins of the Sallee family

The surname Sallee was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south-central France where this distinguished family held a family seat at Montservier, Pélussieu, and Puygermand, and were also members of the aristocracy of that region.

The main line of the family at Pélussieu were elevated to the nobility as the Comtes de Pélussieu and the Marquis de Rochemaure. Another line seated at Auvergne emerged as the Marquis de la Sallé. Junior lines of this family settled in Brittany, Poitou, Bourgogne, Provence, and Languedoc.

Notables of this family were: Antoine de Lasale, French writer, 1386-1462; Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, 1640-1687, explorer, who descended the Mississippi and named the region of its delta Louisiana, in honor Louis XIV; Rene Lasalle, French explorer born 1643 and died in Louisiana in 1687; Comte Antoine Lasalle, French General, 1775-1809.

Jean LaSalle, born in 1672, son of Jean and Marie, was a French soldier for M. De Lormier, that travelled from France to the New World in the 17th century. After arriving in Canada he married Louise Jousset, daughter of Mathurin and Catherine, at Montreal, Quebec on 9th December 1698. [1]

Early History of the Sallee family

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Sallee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lasallé, Lasalle, Lasall, Lasale, LaSalle, De Lasallé, De Lasalle, Salle and many more.

Early Notables of the Sallee family

Notable amongst the family was Gadifer de La Salle (1340-1415), French knight and crusader of Poitevine origin who, with Jean de Béthencourt, conquered and explored the Canary Islands for the Kingdom of Castile; Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle or John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719), French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers...
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Sallee Ranking

In the United States, the name Sallee is the 4,084th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Sallee family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre LaSalle with his wife Elisabeth who settled in Carolina in 1695; Emilie LaSalle settled in New Orleans La. in 1822; Joseph Lasalle settled in New York state in 1822.

Contemporary Notables of the name Sallee (post 1700) +

  • Brady Sallee, American college basketball coach and the current head women's coach at Ball State University
  • Lieutenant Commander Ralph W. Sallee, American Asst. Meteorological Officer on the U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, in 1967 and 1968, eponym of the Sallee Snowfield, Antarctica
  • Anthony Sallee (b. 1969), American bassist of a Christian rock band White Heart from 1990 to 1993
  • Harry Franklin "Slim" Sallee (1885-1950), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1908 to 1921, he pitched in two World Series, both against the Chicago White Sox
  • LaVonne Salleé (b. 1946), American artist
  • Kathy Sallee, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1980 [3]
  • A. C. Sallee, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928 [3]
  • Jean Sallee (b. 1953), Canadian professional hockey player

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  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from on Facebook