I wear this name with great pride; "LeBlanc'' The ancient Gallic Tribes were the early occupants of Normandy in the north of France. The distinguished name LeBlanc is considered to have its origins in this ancient land. It was a departure point for the Roman invasion of England. With the withdrawal of the Romans in the 4th century the area was conteniously ruled by many different, dissenting tribes.
The family name LeBlanc became influential in France where they adapted well to the varied cultures of the new region. On January 20th, 1572, the Duke of Savoie, the head of the family, was granted a Patent of Nobility, confirming the important status of this family and it's descendants.
Later, amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name LeBlanc were Andre LeBlanc who landed in Canada in 1632. More recent French settlers, as well as descendants of the earlier arrivals followed opportunities westward.
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were still only about 300 Canadiens in Quebec, by 1663 still only 500, however 2,000 French settlers would arrive during the next decade. The git trade was developed and attracted migrants, noth noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more commonly called, continued until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegience to England and were 'dispersed among his Majesty;s Colonies upon the Continent of America'' - Many later made their way to Louisiana, where they became cajuns.
In recent times, those of the distinguished name LeBlanc are very prominent in social, business, cultural, religious and political affairs.
Coat of Arms Motto: ''Sans tache'' I wear this name with pride, I am a LeBlanc.
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