The name Lacombe has a geographic origin and is widely spread in the southwest of France, particularly in Périgord. The terrain of these regions shows many "combes," a word that means deep valley. The word "combe" is from Gaulish origin. We all know that Gaulish people have fought Roman invasions led by Julius Caesar about 2000 years ago. Perhaps we are the descendants of these peoples but this remains to be seen. There are numerous ways to write Lacombe as shown in the first newspaper of La Voix des Lacombe of June 87, page 4.
Most of the Lacombes living in Canada and in the United States are descendants of French settlers who arrived in New-France in the late 1600's.
So, I must wonder if I am a descendant of one of the first 4 French settlers mentioned below:
Pierre Balan-Lacombe, from Cantillac, France
Pierre Balan-Lacombe is the ancestor of the largest family using this name in Quebec. Born in France around 1646, son of Pierre and Perinne Courrier, he departed from a village called Cantillac. He came to Canada with the Carignan regiment as a soldier. After he finished serving with this regiment, he chose to settle in Canada. He married Renée Birette (daughter of Jean Birette and Simone Perinne) at Notre Dame in Quebec City on June 9, 1672. Pierre obtained lands on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the region of St-Michel de Bellechasse. There, they raised their numerous children. Pierre Balan-Lacombe died at 44 around the year 1688. Renee Birette, then widow, married Jean Brias-Latreille. She died around the year 1715. Today's descendants of Pierre Balan-Lacombe are located in most parts of Quebec, and also in Ontario and in the United States (mainly in New England). A more comprehensive work on Pierre Balan-Lacombe is available from the l'Association des Lacombe, Inc.
Jean LaCombe is the ancestor of the second largest Lacombe family in Quebec. Born in France around 1648, son of Etienne Lacombe and Marguerite Leroux, he departed from a tiny village named St-Cybranet near Sarlat in Perigord (in the southwest of France). Upon his arrival in Quebec around 1673, he obtained land at Chambly but only remained there for a short period. He came to Montreal in 1677 and married Marie-Charlotte Millet at Notre Dame church on June 20, 1678. Then they moved to Pointe-aux-Trembles near the East End side of Montreal Island. Their 12 children were born and married there. Jean Lacombe died at 84 on September 17, 1732. His wife followed him to the grave in 1751. Today's descendants are mostly located in the Montreal region and in western Quebec and Ontario.
Jean and Jean-Baptiste Truillier-Lacombe
Jean-Baptiste Truillier-Lacombe arrived in Canada with his brother Jean around the year 1690. Both came from a town near Puymirol near Agen in the southwest of France. Their dates of birth are unknown. They were the sons of Jacques and Marguerite Passeleigne. We know very little about them. Jean married Elizabeth Delguel et Notre Dame church in Montreal on February 12, 1694 but had no male descendants. His brother Jean-Baptiste married Marie-Anne Brosseau around the year 1707 (the location of the marriage remains unknown). Four boys were born to this marriage. Later, three of them settled in Montreal while the other one settled in Trois-Rivières. Today's descendants of Jean-Baptiste Truillier-Lacombe are mostly located in the extreme southwest of Quebec and in Ontario (Prescott, Russell, and Glengarry counties).
Today, 70 percent of all the Lacombes are the descendants of Pierre, while the remaining 30 percent are shared equally between the others.
Association des Lacombe Inc.
Artelus LaCombe was born Oct 17, 1898 around Basile, Louisiana and died June 1976. Artelus
is buried in Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. Last residence; Hayes,
Calcasieu, Louisiana. He married Pauline Broussard in 1920 in Sweetlake,
Louisiana. Pauline Broussard was born 30 July 1901 and died in October
1974. Pauline is buried in Grangerville, Louisiana.
Pauline Broussard and Artelus LaCombe had the following children:
i. Dean Wilson LaComb was born PRIVATE. He married Maudry.
They have the following children: (1)Sheila LaCombe Miller (2)Janet LaCombe Mathis (3)Ricky LaCombe (4)Michael LaCombe
ii. Agnes Rose LaCombe She married Lenis LeBlanc. They have the following children: (1)Rebecca LeBlanc Robertson (2)Jerome LeBlanc (3)Lana LeBlanc Ray
iii. Willard Joseph LaCombe was born PRIVATE. He married Mary. They have the following children: (1)Robert LaCombe was born 29 September 1948. He died in Vietnam, a CPL in the Army. (2)Betty LaCombe (3)Arthur LaCombe (4)Johnny LaCombe (5)Brenda LaCombe (6)Virgil LaCombe
iv. Leroy LaCombe was born Aug 1928. He married (#1) Anna Grace Sonnier(born 12 Jan 1932 died 14 Jul 1981). Leroy married (#2) Alice Joyce (Spinks).
His obit reads in part: Mr. LaCombe died June 28, 1999, in a local hospital. He is a native of Lowrey and a lifelong resident of Hayes. He was a member of St. Vianney Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice Joyce of Hayes: one son, Dwight LaCombe of Hayes: four stepsons, Randy, Robert, CC, and Stephen Spinks, all of Port Isabel, Tx; three dtrs; Bonita Holland and Sue Gruidry, both of Hayes, and Elaine LaCombe of Pattison, Tx; one stepdaughter, Christine Greenwade of Whitney, Tx; three brothers; Dean, Willard, and Clyde LaCombe all of Hayes; two sisters, Malina Cato of Sweeney, Tx, and Dorothy Devane of Pattison, Tx; and six grandchildren.
v. Belzaire LaComb was born 16 Feb 1930 and died 31 Oct 1988. She married Harry Lee Bertrand(born 22 May 1924 died 28 Apr 1984). They are both buried at Pine Hill Cemetery off Hwy 165, Iowa, Louisiana. They have the following children: (1)Elizabeth Bertrand Manuel (2)Carlton Bertrand (3)Colleen Bertrand (4)Esther Bertrand Lambert (5)Peter Bertrand (6)Darlene Bertrand Thacker
vi. Clyde Wilbert LaCombe was born PRIVATE. He married Mary Ella Guillotte.
vii. Melina Joyce LaCombe was born PRIVATE. She married (#1) A.R. (Buddy) Philman They have the following children;
(1)Darrel, (2)Carl, (2)Kerry Allan, (4)Katherine, (5)Karen. Melina married
(#2) Jim Cato.
viii. Dorothy Marie LaCombe was born PRIVATE. She married Robert (Sonny) Devane. They have the following children;
(1)Robert (Brother), (2)Ben, (3)Denise, (4)Robin.
Clyde Wilbert LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.
He married Mary Ella Guillotte 14 June 1952 in Bell City, Louisiana.
Mary (Ella) Guillotte was born PRIVATE in Jennings, Louisiana.
They lived in Hayes, Calcasieu, Louisiana, except when Clyde was in the Army and stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Ella was a cafeteria worker at Bell City High School, Bell City, Louisiana. Clyde is a retired Auto Mechanic.
Clyde LaCombe and Ella Guillotte have the following children:
i. Jennifer Jane LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. She married Joseph Neil Granger on 11 Dec 1971 in Bell City, Calcasieu, Louisiana. Jane and Neil have two children; (1)Christopher Granger, he married Toni Lynn Sullivan. They have two children, Jacob Dakota and Tanor Cade. (2)Amanda Kristin Granger.
ii. Kathy Jean LaCombe was born PRIVATE. She married James Savan Broussard on 21 Sept 1972 in Bell City, Calcasieu, Louisiana. Kathy and James have two children; (1)James Savan Broussard, JR (2)Eric Wayne Broussard. Eric married Chandra Denise Stelly.
Kathy divorced and married Ronald Arthur Tell, 26 Feb 2000 in Harahan, Jefferson, Louisiana.
iii. Deloras Faye LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. She married Jerry Dean Campbell on 1976 in Bell City, Calcasieu, Louisiana with their wedding reception held at Victor and Victorine Guillotte's old homestead, now their place of residence. Deloras and Jerry have two children; (1)David Kyle Campbell and (2)Laura Kristen Campbell. Laura has one daughter, Kylee LeBlanc (daughter of John LeBlanc).
Deloras and Jerry owned the "Grocery Box", the only grocery store located in Bell City at the corner of North Railroad and Hwy 14, from Sept 1989 to Sept 1997.
iv. Connie Dee LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. She married Andrew John Thevis on 2 Feb 1980 in Bell City, Calcasieu, Louisiana. Connie and Andrew have three sons. (1)Tyson Joseph Thevis, (2)Scott Steven Thevis, and (3)Kade William Thevis.
v. Melinda Gayle LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Jennings, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana. She married Randy Guillory on 20 March 1988. Milly and Randy have two daughters; (1)Samantha Alexandra Guillory and (2)Kalli Leigh Guillory
Kathy Jean LaCombe was born PRIVATE in Fort Dix, Burlington, New Jersey.
She married James Savan Broussard (son of Hubert Broussard and Mary Lillian Roy) on 23 Sept 1972 in Bell City, Calcasieu, Louisiana.
James Savan Broussard was born PRIVATE in Louisiana.
Kathy divorced and married Ronald Arthur Tell (son of Gerald Edward Tell, SR and Thelma Trochesset) on 26 Feb 2000 in Harahan, Jefferson, Louisiana.
Ronald Arthur Tell was born PRIVATE in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Kathy Lacombe and James Broussard have the following children:
i. James Savan Broussard, Jr Jaime was born PRIVATE, Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana.
ii. Eric Wayne Broussard Eric was born PRIVATE, Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana. Eric married Chandra Denise Stelly (daughter of Michael and Louise Stelly) 20 Nov 1999 in Grand Lake, Cameron, Louisiana. Chandra was born PRIVATE. They are expecting their first child Dec 2001.
iii. Rachel Evelyn Tell(stepdaughter) was born PRIVATE, in Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana.
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