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Origin and popularity of the name LACROIX


Lacroix : 1: French and Walloon: topographic name from la croix ‘the cross’ for someone who lived near a cross set up by the roadside or in the marketplace or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named La Croix or Lacroix.2: French and Walloon: from la croix ‘the cross’ used as a soldier's name or as a nickname for someone who carried the cross in church processions. Compare Cross Lacross Lacrosse and Lecroy.3: French Canadian: altered form of French Lagroix a habitational name from La Groye the name of several places in the northwestern part of France. The surname Lagroix is no longer found in France where only a variant without definite article la is registered.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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