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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : patronymic from the personal name Clair (see Clair) or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
  • A bearer of the surname Auclair, from La Rochelle, is recorded in Charlesbourg in 1679.

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