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Early Origins of the Coucher family

The surname Coucher was first found in Sussex, where John le Cochere was registered in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273.

Early History of the Coucher family

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Coucher Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Cowcher, Coucha, Coucher, Couchur, Cochere and many more.

Early Notables of the Coucher family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coucher family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coucher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Coucher, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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