Clouthier is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person employed making or selling nails, particularly those used for horse shoes. The surname is derived from the Old French word clou,
which in turn derives from the Latin word clavus,
which both mean nail.
Early Origins of the Clouthier family
The surname Clouthier was first found in Normandy
where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Clouthier family
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Clouthier Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cloutier, Clouthier, Clouther, Clothier, Clouter, Cluthier, Cloethier, Cloetier and many more.
Early Notables of the Clouthier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clouthier family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Clouthier or a variant listed above: Zacharie Cloutier II settled in Quebec in about 1630 and may have been the first immigrant of the name from Normandy
, his son Rene married Barbe Aymard in 1672.
Contemporary Notables of the name Clouthier (post 1700)
- Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo (b. 1964), Mexican right-wing politician and former member of the National Action Party
- Hector Daniel Clouthier (b. 1949), Canadian former Federal Member of Parliament
- Brett Clouthier (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey player