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Re: the spelling of LeBouef
Posted by: Sharon LaBouff Date: August 20, 2001 at 18:58:20
In Reply to: Re: the spelling of LeBouef by Rexine Farley of 428

Our family has also had an amazing time with the spelling of the name. Per our family records from la Rochelle, France; it started out as LeBeuf, Lebeuf or Le Beuf. (to some, the combined or two part name,capitalized or not, has a specific meaning). Finally, it seemed to settle to LaBoeuf or Leboeuf, meaning "The Beef" for a number of years. Modern French shows 'the beef' as Le boeuf. May seem familiar from French restaurant menus. My LaBouff or La Bouff is our own family story.
Our French-Canadian line of LeBoeufs (to use the most general spelling) came into being with Jacques le Beuf, son of Thomas LeBeuf and Nicole Gazel. Jacques married twice and many of the southern U.S. states are his descendents(second wife, Antoinette Lenoir). I am from the line of his first wife (Anne Javolet). Finally, I have an interesting essay on the 'Proud name of LeBoeuf' to share with others.


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