My dad(Herman Laffoon) told me about the Laffoon last name being changed(shorted) many years ago. I remember when we got a family reunion invataion some years ago with the original spelling on it. The problem is all the letters are crammed together and all I can make out is Laffoonu- and the rest is to hard to read. I was wondering if anyone knows how it was spelt or how to pronounce it?! Also why was it shorted and when? Also I was wondering did 'Laffoon' come from France? I'm clueless about our last name. I'd love to learn more about it. My dad really doesn't know much either and everyone in his family lives in Louisiana as we live in Texas.