Auclair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Auclair is believed to derive from the French word "clair", which translates to "clear". [1]

Early Origins of the Auclair family

The surname Auclair was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France. [2]

Important Dates for the Auclair family

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Auclair Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Auclair, Auclerc, Auclert, Auconsul, Aucoc, Aucordier, Aucourt, Aucourturier, Au Clair, Au Clerc, Au Consul, Au Coc, Au Coq, Au Cordier, Au Court and many more.

Early Notables of the Auclair family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Gabriel-André Auclerc, a lawyer born in 1750, who became involved with the Church and preached around France. Constant-Aurian Auclerc of Berry was a farmer who began developing artificial prairies. He acquired the title of Vice-President of the Consultative Chamber of Agriculture and was also the author of several works on agricultural problems. Léon Aucoc was a jurisconsult and administrator in...
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Auclair migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • André Auclair, son of Pierre and Suzanne, married Marie Bédard, daughter of Isaac and Marie, in Quebec on 17th February 1681 [3]
  • Charles Auclair, son of Pierre and Marie-Marguerite, married Madeleine Desry, daughter of Maurice and Madeleine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 4th July 1712 [3]
  • Charles Auclair, son of Charles and Madeleine, married Marie-Thérèse Jobin, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 7th October 1743 [3]
  • Etienne Auclair, son of Charles and Madeleine, married Marguerite Marois, daughter of François and Marie-Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 6th October 1747 [3]
  • François Auclair, son of André and Marie, married Mare-Charlotte Martin, daughter of Antoin and Jeanne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 10th February 1716 [3]
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Auclair Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • André Auclair, who married in 1681 in Quebec
Auclair Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • André Auclair, who arrived in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1712
  • François Auclair, who arrived in Charlesbourg, Quebec in 1716
  • Germain Auclair saw the first shores of Canada at L'Ange-Gardien in 1745

Contemporary Notables of the name Auclair (post 1700)

  • Edgar J. AuClair, American politician, Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1936 [4]
  • Douglas Pierre Auclair (1871-1914), American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold, 1904, 1910 [4]
  • Marie-Claude Auclair (b. 1933), French scientific researcher, veterinarian and toxicology-pharmacology expert with the decoration of Cavalier of the Academic Palms
  • Michel Auclair, executive in Montreal's food industry
  • Denis Auclair, marketing executive in Quebec City
  • Marcel Auclair, sports association executive
  • Jaques Lucien Auclair, Canadian Biology professor at the University of Montreal

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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