Couey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The French Couey 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 Couey family
The surname Couey 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N. E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
Early History of the Couey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couey research.Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1546, 1608, 1752 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Couey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Couey Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Couey 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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Couey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Couey family to the New World and Oceana
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..
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- ^ Dionne, N. E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print