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

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

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]


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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.

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Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Couey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

Other References

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  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Couey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Couey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 September 2015 at 14:53.

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