This name was not on the original list of standard Acadian last names from Stephen White.
- White himself used three different spellings including Lemire.
- The most common spelling (both old and current) seems to be Lemire.
- Historian André-Carl Vachon’s uses Lemire. In his book Vachon, André-Carl. ''Les réfugiés et miliciens acadiens en Nouvelle-France 1755-1763,'' Tracadie, La Grande Marée, 2020 "the orphans of Pierre Lemire and Isabelle/Elisabeth Thibodeau . . ." A niece was also spelled Lemire. (p. 263-264 See footnote 74 p. 263.)
- PRDH uses Lemire.
Per our practice, proposed standard names are posted to G2G for discussion. Is there any discussion or concern about using Lemire as the standard last name for this Acadian family?