Lavigne Family History
Lavigne Name Meaning
French:: from Old French vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (from Latin vinea a derivative of vinum ‘wine’) hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a vineyard or a metonymic occupational name for a vine dresser or the owner of a vineyard (compare Vigne ). It is formed with fused feminine definite article la. habitational name from any of numerous places in various parts of France called Lavigne or La Vigne named with vi(g)ne ‘vineyard’ (see 1 above). soldier's name from la vigne ‘the vine’. Compare Lavene Lavine and Levine .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press