Auclair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Auclair is believed to derive from the French word "clair", which translates to "clear". 
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. 
Early History of 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 World Ranking
In the United States, the name Auclair is the 13,863rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Canada, the name Auclair is ranked the 972nd most popular surname with an estimated 5,574 people with that name.  And in Quebec, Canada, the name Auclair is the 344th popular surname.  France ranks Auclair as 1,777th with 3,440 people. 
| Auclair migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- André Auclair, son of Pierre and Suzanne, who married Marie Bédard, daughter of Isaac and Marie, in Quebec on 17th February 1681 
- Charles Auclair, son of Pierre and Marie-Marguerite, who married Madeleine Desry, daughter of Maurice and Madeleine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 4th July 1712 
- Charles Auclair, son of Charles and Madeleine, who married Marie-Thérèse Jobin, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 7th October 1743 
- Etienne Auclair, son of Charles and Madeleine, who married Marguerite Marois, daughter of François and Marie-Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 6th October 1747 
- François Auclair, son of André and Marie, who married Mare-Charlotte Martin, daughter of Antoin and Jeanne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 10th February 1716 
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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 
- Douglas Pierre Auclair (1871-1914), American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold, 1904, 1910 
- Marie-Claude Auclair (b. 1933), French scientific researcher, veterinarian and toxicology-pharmacology expert with the decoration of Cavalier of the Academic Palms
- Denis Auclair, marketing executive in Quebec City
- Michel Auclair, executive in Montreal's food industry
- Marcel Auclair, sports association executive
- Jaques Lucien Auclair, Canadian Biology professor at the University of Montreal
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- Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
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