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The history of the Toulouse family goes back to the Medieval landscape of southern France, to a region known as Languedoc. It is derived from the family living in the city of Toulouse, one of the major urban centers in the south of France.

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The surname Toulouse was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat as members of the aristocracy in that region. The main line of the Toulouse family emerged as the Comtes de Lautrec.

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Toulouse some of which are Toulouse, Toulous, Tolouse and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toulouse research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1864 is included under the topic Early Toulouse History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Toulouse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Rene Toulouse arrived in Quebec from Languedoc in 1758

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  • Marie-Anne Toulouse, Lawyer, Paris, France


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