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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: [Q-R] Changed Subject: CORRECT SPELLING OF Lanctot
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 00:58:01 -0600
I don't know how you pronounce your name but here is the closest
way to say it in French.
First... say the "UH" sound common to Americans (Canadians use EH)
LUH TOE (rhymes with potato or tomato)
According to canada411.ca, no one in Canada spells your
family name without a "t" on the end and that includes
Catholics and Protestants except for one family that spells
it as LANCTEAU.
Also.... No one here spells it LONCTO either.
Everyone uses an "a" for the 2nd letter.
Many LANCTOTs that moved to the US dropped the T on the
end because Anglophones tend to want to say the name to
rhyme with PLOT or BOUGHT but in French the T is silent.
It is there to tell us how the O is to be pronounced.
In my research which is very limited in your family name I
only have 900+ LANCTOT marriages and 2 LANCTEAU
marriages. I have 1 LANQUETOT marriage (old way of
spelling name). I have no LANCTOs or LONGTOs. Except
for 6, all the recorded marriages occured in Quebec.
BTW.... LANCTOT and LANCTEAU are pronouced the same way.
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Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] FW: CORRECT SPELLING OF NAMES..ETC
> I have been researching my family name for over 20 years. When I started
> research I had only once piece of paper with just my basic family
> information. Through the years of my family research I have
> also found various spellings of my last name. In fact, one of my
> relatives wrote a letter to another distance relative informing them that
> seems that (in this particular part of the family) that the females
> last name one way (Loncto) and the men the other way.. Lancto (which my
> name is spelled) However the Catholic church recognizes another spelling
> (Lanctot) (now there's three). so depending on what part of the family
> the last name can be spelled any one of three ways. Lancto (my name)
> - Lanctot and Loncto!! and they are all correct... I have various second
> cousins with various spelllings!!!
> What I end up doing now is putting all three spellings for everything..
> usually like this..Lancto (Lanctot/Loncto) the main one that I think is
> is first...and then the other spellings in paranthesis. And I just found
> on the drouin that my ggggrandfather 's birth records was spelled one
> way..(Lancto)..but in most all other records last name still spelled
> as Lanctot...or Loncto...grrr
> Denise Lancto..
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