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

The prominent surname Marcotte originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Marcotte is derived from the ancient Latin personal name Marcus, which indicated that the bearer was a follower of Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Marcoux, Marcout, Marcou, Marcoulx, Marcoutte, Marckoux, Marckout, Marckou, Marckoulx, Marckoutte, Markoux, Markout, Markoulx, Markoutte, Markou, Markoe and many more.

First found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they were formerly seated in a village at the base of the Alps, in the valley of Loire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcotte research. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Marcotte History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Marcotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcotte Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Leon Marcotte, who landed in New York in 1857

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  • Élise Marcotte (b. 1988), Canadian two-time gold medalist synchronized swimmer at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • Edward Marcotte, American professor of biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Michael J. Marcotte (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
  • Donald Michel Marcotte (b. 1947), Canadian former NHL ice hockey player for the Boston Bruins (1967-1982)
  • Bruno Marcotte (b. 1974), Canadian retired pair skater and current coach
  • Arthur Marcotte (1873-1958), Canadian lawyer and politician Saskatchewan, Canadian Senator (1931-1958)
  • Jacques Marcotte (b. 2012), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Portneuf
  • François Arthur Marcotte (1866-1931), Canadian physician and politician in Quebec who represented Champlain (1896 to 1900)
  • Pierre-Léandre Marcotte (1837-1899), Canadian farmer and politician in Quebec who represented Lac-Saint-Jean (1890 to 1892)


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The Marcotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marcotte 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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