The ancient history of the name Cloutiez 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 Cloutiez family
The surname Cloutiez 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 Cloutiez family
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Cloutiez Spelling Variations
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, Cloutiez some of which are Cloutiere, Cloutier, le Cloutier, Clouterie, Cloutour, Cloutrier, Clouteau, Clouter, Clouté, Clutier, Clutiere and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloutiez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloutiez family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Cloutiez has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cloutiez 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..