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Lauzon Coat of Arms / Lauzon Family Crest

Lauzon Coat of Arms / Lauzon Family Crest

This French, English, Italian and German surname of LAUZON was a baptismal name 'the son of Lawrence' an ancient and still popular personal name. The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD; he enjoyed considerable cult throughout Europe, with the consequent popularity of the given name. The name has numerous variant spellings which include LAWRENCE, LAURENCE, LAURANCE, LORENCE, LAURENT, LORENT, LAWRENZ and LORENC to name but a few. The name was in England at an early date and Sir Robert Lawrence of Aston Hall, County Lancashire, accompanied Richard I. (1188-1199) to the Holy Land. Gilbert Laueronce, was documented in County Cambridge, in the year 1273, and John filius Laurence, ibid. James Lawrence of Yorkshire, was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379. Nicholas Lawrence of Poynton, County Chester, was listed in the Wills at Chester in the year 1545. A notable member of the name was Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) who was the English portrait painter. David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) the English novelist, poet, critic and writer of travel books. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935). British soldier and scholar, was one of the leaders in the war of 1914-18. The name was in Scotland early and Magister Laurentius, a cleric, was a charter witness in Elgin, circa, 1150. Laurentius (without surname) was archdeacon of Brechin in the year 1368. John Lourance was the burgess of Aberdeen in 1541, and John Lourance was a notary public in Duns in 1663. The name is also spelt LAUZON. A notable member of the name was Antonin Nompar de Gaumont, Duc De LAUZUN (1633-1823) the French soldier from Gascony. Captain of Louis XIV's bodyguard, he was imprisoned by Louis for his affair with his niece, the Duchesse de Montpensier, whom he may have wed secretly. In 1688 he conducted Mary of Modena, wife of James II, on her flight from London to Paris. He commanded a French force on behalf of James in Ireland in 1690.

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