The ancient history of the name Cloutiers dates back to the days of the Medieval period of southern. It was a Norman name given to a person who sold nails, having derived from the Latin word "clavus," which means nail.
Early Origins of the Cloutiers family
The surname Cloutiers was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Pas de Calais at De Cléty a village in the arrondisement of St.Omer. The family were a respected member of Norman aristocracy for many centuries from their first reference about the 12th century.
Early History of the Cloutiers family
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Cloutiers Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Cloutiers, including Cloutiere, Cloutier, le Cloutier, Clouterie, Cloutour, Cloutrier, Clouteau, Clouter, Clouté, Clutier, Clutiere and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloutiers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloutiers family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cloutiers has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cloutiers were Zacharia Clouter arrived in Barbados in 1663 and may have been from the north, perhaps the maritimes or Quebec; J.B. Cloutier arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1823 and was listed on the New Orleans ship lists..