Coue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French Coue surname is thought to derive from the word "queue," meaning "tail." However, the reason for this becoming a surname is unknown.

Early Origins of the Coue family

The surname Coue was first found in Couhé, a commune in the Vienne department in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France. The manor became a marquis in 1652. [1]

Early History of the Coue family

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Coue Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Couet, Coué, Couey, Couez and others.

Early Notables of the Coue family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Philibert Couet du Vivier; and his son, Jaques Couet du Vivier (Couët) (1546-1608), a French Huguenot pastor. After the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (1752) he fled to Scotland...
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Migration of the Coue family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adrien Couet of Charolais, France, who married Marie Louise Aubert in Levis on August 25, 1760; Charles Couet, who married Charlotte Laroche in Quebec City on March 10, 1725..

Contemporary Notables of the name Coue (post 1700) +

  • Émile Coué (1857-1926), French pharmacist/hypnotist

  1. ^ Dionne, N. E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print on Facebook
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