Cordonnier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Cordonnier belongs to the early history of France, in that much fought over region of Normandy. It is a product of the family's residency in Normandy, where this eminent family was established in a seigniory, which was erected in 1694 for de la Motte.

Early Origins of the Cordonnier family

The surname Cordonnier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family was established in a seigniory, which was erected in 1694 for de la Motte.

Important Dates for the Cordonnier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordonnier research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1688 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Cordonnier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordonnier Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Cordonnier include Cordonnier, Cordonnière, Cordonerie and others.

Early Notables of the Cordonnier family (pre 1700)

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Cordonnier migration to Canada

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Cordonnier 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 Cordonnier were

Cordonnier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Cordonnier, born in 1721, who married Marie Corpron in Quebec

Contemporary Notables of the name Cordonnier (post 1700)

  • Léon-Paul-Joseph Cordonnier (1861-1941), general
  • Denis-Georges Cordonnier (1893-1952), politician
  • Louis-Marie Cordonnier (1859-1940), architect

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