I’m not sure about the “smell as sweet" part, barring a generous application of petunia juice, but I do know - A Lachance is a Lachance is a … Lashus or a Pépin or a Luck or…(huh?)
While PETA may not have liked the name of the Pet Shop Boys and asked them to change it, our name does come from somebody, somewhere making a choice or being told to choose.
That choice may have been the decision of one of our own, or it could have been a representative of the church, a misspelling on a document or even a customs official who couldn’t speak French and wrote down the name as he heard it. Adding to the difficulty of finding our ancestors is the fact that in Québec, the name started as Pépin. Then there is the name Caillot dit Lachance (a completely unrelated family most often from Missouri).
KNOWN NAME ASSOCIATONS
PEPIN - Barolette, Barolille, Cardonnet, De la Fond, Descardonnets, DuCardonnet, Lachance, (see below) Lashanse, Lachaussée, Lafond, Laforce, Laforge, Papin, Peppan, Phipin, Piper, Pippin, Refort, Senet, and Tranchemontagne
LACHANCE - Lashon, Lashua, Lashus, Lewis, Pépin, (see above) Pépen, Sanche, Luck, Lashanse, Locke, Lucky