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Where did the French Couture family come from? What is the French Couture family crest and coat of arms? When did the Couture family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Couture family history?


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Couture include Couture, Cousture, Coudure, Couturas, Couturat, Coutureau, Couturaud, Couturot, Couturier, Couturié, Couturière, Lecouturier, Lecouturié, Coudurier, Coudurié, Coudurière, Lecoudurier, Lecoudurié, Cousturier, Cousturié, Cousturière, Lecousturier, Lecousturié and many more.

First found in Limousin, where the family first originated as one of the distinguished families of the region.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couture research. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1701 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Couture History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Couture Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Couture were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Couture were

Couture Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Clara Couture, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Jeam B. Couture, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Couture Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • Jennie Couture, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Leicester, in 1903
  • Mathilde Couture, aged 5, who landed in America from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Pauline Couture, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Jean Couture, aged 3, who settled in America from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Romain Couture, aged 19, who landed in America from Beron, France, in 1907


  • Randy Duane Couture (b. 1963), American actor, retired mixed martial artist
  • Jean Desire Couture, French mining and energy executive
  • Pierre Julien Couture, French mining executive
  • Thomas Couture (1815-1879), French history painter and teacher
  • Charlélie Couture (b. 1956), born Charles Elie Bertrand Couture, a French musician and multi-disciplinary artist
  • Thomas Couture (1815-1879), French painter
  • Guillaume Martin Couture (1732-1799), French architect, Rouennais
  • Guillaume Couture (1851-1915), French-Canadian composer
  • Suzette Couture, Canadian writer
  • Clement Couture, Canadian politician



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The Couture Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Couture Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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