As a child, my father told us that our ancestors were free & had taken the name of LaFayette from General LaFayette. I didn't ask many questions. My dad passed away in 1988 & in 1994, I found out about James Armistead LaFayette. My dad & uncle resemble him. My great grandfather, Edward William LaFayette was born in Virginia in 1847. I am unable to find the name of his parents. I plan to go to Utah in October & do some research.
Thanks for the information.