Peter Leon Labbe was born on 19 August 1832, in Quebec, Canada. He married Denise Frinier about 1854, in Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. In 1880, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as coal dealer in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 27 December 1907, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Marcel, Andre, Armand, Fernand, Lucien, Normand, Aime, Camille, Emile, Laurent, Marielle, Raoul.
French (Labbé): from abbé, Old French abe(t) ‘priest, abbot’, with fused definite article l', presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the household of a priest, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a priest or an abbot in appearance or behavior. Compare Abbe , Labay , Labbie , and Labby .
History: Pierre Labbé dit Lacroix from La Ferté-Bernard in Sarthe, France, married Marguerite Meunier in Beaupré, QC, in 1674. — In North America, this surname was originally also a secondary surname or dit (‘also called’) name, borne by Jean-Baptiste Squerré dit Labbé from Ambres in Tarn, France, who married Marie-Ursule Dauphin in Beauport, QC, in 1730.
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