According to Ancestry.com, the meaning of the name Le Ray is French and is a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring, Old French rai, with the definite article le.
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This site is dedicated to Julien Alexandre LeRay.
Julien was born born on February 1, 1787, in La Bernerie, France. He was the son of Michel LeRay and Jacquette Chesneau. Julien came to Louisiana in 1817 and never returned to France. On January 12, 1819 he married Marguerite Euphrosine Dugas.
Julien and Marguerite had two sons, Alexandre Jean Baptiste LeRay and Louis Theosophie LeRay. Louis, who was a Civil War P.O.W never had any children.
Note: The majority if not all of the LeRay children in this family were born in Brule Guillot until the 1930's. Brule Guillot is located on Louisiana Highway 309 just west of Thibodaux, Louisiana. This area is between Sixty Arpent Road and Sunoco Street.
Alexandre married twice. He and his first wife Artemise Esteve had eight children. They were: Josephine LeRay, Marcelin LeRay, Marie LeRay, Jean LeRay, Emile Ozeme LeRay, Euphrosine LeRay, Maximin LeRay and Alexandre Prosper LeRay.
Alexandre and his second wife Rose Eulalie "Lalie" Allemand had 7 children. They were Julien Augustin LeRay, Otis Joseph LeRay, Marie
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