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Delano Surname History

The Delano family in the United States began with one immegrant from Leyden, the Netherlands, Philippe De La Noye.  He came over on the Fortune in 1621.  He had two wives and many children, thus many descendants.


The name's origin simply means "of Lannoy", a town in France.  Though there is a royal house of De La Noye, there is no evidence that Philippe is descended from it.


"La Noye" might be related to "La Noyer" which means "walnut."

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Delano Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The name is French in origin.  The ancestor  of the American Delanos, Philippe De La Noye, was a Hugenot, and to escape persecution in his homeland he fled to Leyden, the Netherlands, where he became a member of the Walloon church.

Delano Meaning & Etymology

Literally, it might mean "of the walnut" which may be stated as, "from the walnut tree grove."  This  is because "noyer" is the French word for "walnut."

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