French (Quebec) Submitted Surnames
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ALARIEFrench, French (Quebec)
French: reflex of the Visigothic personal name Alaric
, which is composed of Germanic elements meaning ‘all power’. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
Derived from the nickname barbon
meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
Altered spelling of French Binet
, a short form of Robinet
, a pet form of Robert
. The spelling reflects the French Canadian custom of pronouncing the final -t, which would be silent in metropolitan French.
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
A topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
Jean Fouquereau was born on November 6, 1617, in Anjou, Isère, France, his father, Louis, was 23 and his mother, Catherine, was 20. He married Renee Bataille on December 31, 1639, in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France... [more]
A French-Canadian secondary surname from "Richer dit Laflèche," used independently since 1746. Laflèche is derived from the French town of La Flèche, in the former province of Anjou.
LAVIOLETTEFrench, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette
‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
LEVINJewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy
. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin
. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe
Derived from the Old French word savart
meaning "wasteland". It is also formed from the etymological elements sav
('hard' meaning "strong"). Notable bearers are Serge and Denis Savard; both Canadian ice hockey players.
Southern French (Théroux): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone living by "the wells", from a plural variant of Occitan théron "well".
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.