Last name origins & meanings:
- Americanized form of French Loreau(x), from a variant of the
personal name Lorel, a pet form of Laurent.
- Family historians report that the name was brought to North America
from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France with the Marquis de Lafayette in 1777 by
two brothers who came to fight in the American Revolution. They
settled in Allentown PA, but subsequently the two branches of the
family quarreled bitterly.
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